[Novalug] DCHP server on different subnet from default gw
jeanfiga at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 00:26:04 EST 2007
On Nov 30, 2007 4:12 PM, <luigi12081 at cox.net> wrote:
> I'm typing this from my nifty eee pc.
> This is a great device, except that It's a bit of a crapshoot as to
> whether I can connect to my university's wireless network.
> When things work, they work flawlessly: DHCLIENT is able to get DHCPOFFER
> from a DHCP server, and the router then automatically sets the default
> But when they don't work, they're perplexing. DHCLIENT succeeds, but
> immediately after I get DCHPACK and my IP from the DHCP server, I end up
> SIOCADDRT: Network Unavailable
> >From what I can tell, the default gw is on a different subnet from at
> least one DHCP server. The network admins at school have confirmed this
> We run a no-fixed-IPs-to-students network, so my plea for a fixed IP was
> rejected. The techs reported that there was a similar problem with older
> versions of Apple OSX, but somehow it was no longer a problem for Apple.
> Any ideas on how to overcome this? It goes without saying that my
> classmates on Windows and Apple have experienced no similar problems.
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Is the nic module being loaded? If you type lspci when you get the error,
does the hardware gets detected and the module loaded? It might just be a
bad nic. Or maybe conflicting modules.
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