Making wpa_supplicant work with dhclient on Fedora

Dan Williams dcbw
Mon May 19 08:57:08 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 11:43 -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-19 at 11:19 -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Logging in is unnecessary to have NM connect you.  If you have setup
> > your machine with static IP either from the installer, or from
> > system-config-network (make sure the "Controlled by NetworkManager" box
> > is checked) then NM will respect the static IP configuration you have
> > provided.  If that's not the case, check
> > your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 config file to ensure
> > that it's using the settings you want, if not edit it with
> > system-config-network or directly with a text editor.  If that file
> > looks correct, then we can debug further.
> OK, here's my scenario.  If my laptop is with me, I want it connect to
> the networks I trust and use dynamic addresses.  If my laptop is at
> work, I want to be able to ssh into the firewall, ssh into the laptop
> and do something with it remotely, which can include reboots.  Besides,
> I don't like to leave systems with me logged in.  I don't care if the
> laptop is using a dynamic address at work, as the laptop would get a
> specific IP address, and if it gets some other address, I'll find it
> easily (trying a couple of addresses beats driving to the office, that's
> for sure).

Ok, so what's your ifcfg-eth0 file?  This case sounds like
run-of-the-mill DHCP really, right?  To do this, you shouldn't need
anything special:

# Intel Corporation 82540EP Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Mobile)


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