Cisco Aironet 350 Setup on Slackware 8.0

Cisco Aironet 350 Setup on Slackware 8.0

Post by John Smi » Tue, 13 Aug 2002 02:44:43



Hi,

I have an IBM thinkpad A21m with Slackware 8.0 setup, and I can use
the internet through eth0, but I cannot get eth1 wireless working. I
installed the software that I downloaded from there site, and I have
hardcoded the IP address. The radio is assaciated with the access
point, but my IP address is 00.00.00.00 from the ./acu program. Here
is part of my /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 file: (I put the correct netmast,
gateway, etc.)

<snip>

# Edit these values to set up a static IP address:
IPADDR="172.20.8.120"   # REPLACE with YOUR IP address!
NETMASK="255.255.255.0" # REPLACE with YOUR netmask!
NETWORK="172.20.8.0"    # REPLACE with YOUR network address!
BROADCAST="172.20.8.255"        # REPLACE with YOUR broadcast address,
if you
                        # have one. If not, leave blank and edit
below.
GATEWAY="172.20.8.1"    # REPLACE with YOUR gateway address!

# To use DHCP instead of a static IP, set this value to "yes":
DHCP="no"            # Use DHCP ("yes" or "no")

# OK, time to set up the interface:
if [ "$DHCP" = "yes" ]; then # use DHCP to set everything up:
  echo "Attempting to configure eth0 by contacting a DHCP server..."
  /sbin/dhcpcd
elif [ ! "$IPADDR" = "127.0.0.1" ]; then # set up IP statically:
  # Set up the ethernet card:
  echo "Configuring eth1 as ${IPADDR}..."
  /sbin/ifconfig eth1 ${IPADDR} broadcast ${BROADCAST} netmask
${NETMASK}

</snip>

I configured home access and typed the 128-bit access key, but still
no real IP address. I use the Win2k software for Windows, and it works
fine, but now on linux.

Any help would be great.

Thanks

--John

 
 
 

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