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[opensuse] permanently leased wireless DHCP IP address not always assigned/in range
  • From: "Dennis E. Slice" <dslice@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2007 08:20:19 -0500
  • Message-id: <45B60B93.6090207@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Here's an annoying problem that I can usually address by fiddling and a
random number of reboots, but maybe someone here has a real answer. I
have searched the archives, but didn't recognized the problem in any of
the listings.

SUSE 10.0
Notebook: IBM T41 with IBM wireless and wired nics
Dell GX240 with ethernet hard card (SUSE 10.0)
older Dell Dimension (Windows 2000)
Networked printer: Lexmark
Hub: Belkin 802.11b wireless

Problem: I need to ping, NFS, Samba, ssh, sftp, etc. all the various
systems on the network and access the internets.

I have set up the Belkin box for DHCP with "Forever" IP leasing.

This works for the hard-wired cards - systems always get the same IP
address, and often for the wireless. But frequently, the notebook
wireless card gets assigned an IP outside of the specified range.

If I set it to the desired static IP address, it "takes", but manually
specifing nameserver/router doesn't.

Doing this rebooting and going back to DHCP and rebooting several times
will often produce the desired results of the wireless nic getting its
permanantly leased, DHCP-assigned IP address.

Note, that when the IP addressed is assigned within the specified DHCP
range, it is always the correct one - the one the notebook was initially
assigned. But often the wireless, and only the wireless, gets an address
outside of the range.

TIA, ds

Dennis E. Slice
Department of Anthropology
University of Vienna
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