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Re: [SLE] Installing on a laptop
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 20:00:28 -0400
  • Message-id: <200505172000.28735.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 17 May 2005 7:36 pm, David McMillan wrote:

[snip]

> > Ok......thanks. Nothing works to select an access point, which can't be
> > the intent of the software.
>
> Um... I'm still working out the kinks in this myself, but I've been
> able to do it using the 'iwconfig' command. Usually 'iwconfig ethX ap
> <essid>.' The 'iwlist' command shows APs within range.
> *My* problem, so far, has been getting the AP's DHCP server to assign
> me an IP address. It works at home, and at a friend's house, on local
> WLANs, but at public APs like Kinko's, Borders, and various hotels,
> iwconfig shows me as being associated with the right AP, but I never
> get an IP address. And since I travel 6-8months/year with this
> laptop, this is very frustrating.

Yes......that problem is also true for this particular laptop. Obviously,
there needs to be more work done on getting wireless to work more reliably,
and better software in KDE.

Fred

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