DNS settings for wireless connection (was: Re: How to scan for wifi hotspots?)
cwb at lim.nl
Sun Dec 26 19:20:52 UTC 2004
Thanks for the useful responses to my earlier post several days ago.
"iwlist scan" works fine for identifying WiFI hotspots, as does
However, I am still having trouble determining the correct settings for
the wireless device profile (eth1) in config-system-network.
If I configure it to automatically obtain the IP number using DHCP (with
the "automatically obtain DNS information from provider" option turned
on), on activation the program spends a minute or so trying to determine
IP information before ending in failure.
However, if I manually supply an IP number such as 192.168.1.2, the
connection comes up almost instantly, but DNS lookup doesn't work, hence
I can't browse or do anything useful.
For eth0, the RJ45 wire ethernet connection, the DHCP lookup with
automatic DNS setting works fine. I have no additional DNS or gateway
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