network configuration

Ryan Olthof ryan.olthof at
Fri Mar 4 04:15:25 UTC 2005

To clarify my configuration, my wireless connection is from my ISP. 
It just does not seem to use DHCP to obtain my IP, DNS etc.
automatically.  I have tried the NetworkManager as well with no luck. 
My network adaptor is an Intel 82801DB Pro/EV(CNR) as reported by FC3.
 There seems to be some downstream traffic over the connection, but
upstream is either very slow, or not working (after 1/2 hour I had

On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 23:02:28 -0500, Scot L. Harris <webid at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 20:00, Ryan Olthof wrote:
> > I just installed Fedora Core 3 on my system but can't get my fixed
> > wireless connection configured properly using DHCP.  If I manually set
> > up the connection, I can activate my network adaptor, but get no
> > connectivity.  I have a smartbridge powershot for PoE, and an Intel
> > network adaptor.  The connection itself works fine using winxp, but
> > DHCP does not work with it either.  I read the FAQ and also tried
> > using the internet configuration wizard, nothing works.  Any ideas?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Ryan
> I had similar problems getting wireless working on my Tecra M2 laptop.
> When I tried the normal methods of configuring the wireless interface it
> would start up, I could scan and see the available access points but it
> would never establish a connection.  I tried it using DHCP as well as
> hard coding the IP address.
> I finally tried using the NetworkManager program and amazingly it made
> the wireless connection work.
> However I am tracking down a problem at the moment that is looking more
> and more like NetworkManager is the most like suspect.  VPN connections
> seem to be partially broken when trying to use the wired connection.  It
> works over wireless.
> There also appears to be a possible bug where modprobe uses 100% cpu
> when you switch from interface to interface a couple of times using
> NetworkManager.
> I suspect I am going to have to revisit getting the wireless working
> with out NetworkManager.
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