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Wi-Fi connectivity issue on router side - debug ideas?
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mawhite30

Joined: 17 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2007, 22:30    Post subject:  Wi-Fi connectivity issue on router side - debug ideas?
Subject description: router not assigning IP address
 

Anyone have experience debug connectivity at router side ?
many users here have trouble getting system to see laptop end - my system loads Puppy 2.14, realtek chipset is recognized, puppy loads native r8185 driver, wi-fi networks recognized as present / available - when I try to get ip address using auto-dhcp system seems to particpate with handshaking - but at end of full 60 sec. wait network wizrd responds unsuccessful w-lan setup.
home router is netgear based - tried buddies router at work linksys based that didn't work either - also depending on setup system would totally freeze requiring hard reboot. then brake-through - tried another router I think linksys based - this time router advertised as capable / specializing with business in mind and vpn capable - system waited very little time with auto-dhcp and network configured Ok, not sure what was different - using wifi-g , and WEP protocol.
can I view "status messages" of system as it connects to see where crashes?
should I take care to set up with particular frequency ?
distance to router doesn't seem to matter...

Any debug ideas ??
Thanks.
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laptopnewbee

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2007, 09:49    Post subject:  

mawhite30 wrote:

Puppy 2.14, realtek chipset is recognized, puppy loads native r8185 driver, wi-fi networks recognized as present / available - when I try to get ip address using auto-dhcp system seems to particpate with handshaking - but at end of full 60 sec. wait network wizrd responds unsuccessful w-lan setup.


once you have the wizard seeing the router, give rutilt (menu>network>rutilt) a try, or do some searching on these froums for posts including downloadable .pet files with improved dhcp clients. i think tempestuous posts many helpful .pets, and may have posted just what you need.

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mawhite30

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Oct 2007, 21:46    Post subject:  

laptopnewbee wrote:
mawhite30 wrote:

Puppy 2.14, realtek chipset is recognized, puppy loads native r8185 driver, wi-fi networks recognized as present / available - when I try to get ip address using auto-dhcp system seems to particpate with handshaking - but at end of full 60 sec. wait network wizrd responds unsuccessful w-lan setup.


once you have the wizard seeing the router, give rutilt (menu>network>rutilt) a try, or do some searching on these froums for posts including downloadable .pet files with improved dhcp clients. i think tempestuous posts many helpful .pets, and may have posted just what you need.


Ok - thanks, much appeciated. I'll try some more looking also.
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