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>> I have a Fon wireless AP set up at home. The lappy has a broadcom cheapo
> wireless card which seems to work nicely with ndiswrapper. I have been able
> to connect to both networks published by the Fon AP but more consistently to
> the Fon_AP public network and with regular difficulty to the MyPlace private
> network. I got the Fon AP at the ILUG AGM last year (or was it the
>> I'm running fedora 8 and NetworkManager. When I select the MyPlace network,
> the NetworkManager seems to connect but hangs waiting for an IP address. I
> cannot see any logs on the Fon AP but my /var/log/messages says that the
> connection has been made and it's going to DHCP for an IP address but
> nothing comes back. It doesn't seem to matter how near or far from the AP I
> am, sometimes I can connect, sometimes not.
>> At times, deleting my keyring and authenticating afresh with the AP seems to
> work but sometimes not. When it works, the response to the DHCPDISCOVER is
> almost instant. When it doesn't, it waits for a 1-minute timeout before
> giving up. Any thoughts?
>> Excerpt from the logs below...
>>FWIW im running a FON with OpenWRT 0.9.5 and since it auto-upadted
itself on 30th march its been quite picky as to who will connect to it
on the private leg. Semes to reject most belkin cards and a few intel
ones., the only card it consistently likes is a "sparklan" PCMCIA ...
Also the update killed WEP, but thats probably not such a bad thing.
the public side works as before. adequate.
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