F13 network and wpa_supplicant startup sequence

Frank Elsner Frank.Elsner at TU-Berlin.DE
Tue Jul 20 17:54:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:55:02 -0700 JD wrote:
>   On 07/20/2010 08:28 AM, Frank Elsner wrote:
> > On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:12:29 -0500 (CDT) lxnf98mm at comcast.net wrote:
> >> I added a wireless card to a machine that has no gui interface installed, so no NM
> >> I configured wpa_supplicant and wlan startup script
> >> What I do not get is when the machine boots wpa_supplicant starts after the network script
> > "after" is the problem. wpa_supplicant must start *before" network.
> > Change the sequence.
> >
> >
> > --Frank Elsner
> I have done this numerous times.
> Then an update will come and reset the sequence so that in run
> level 5, S10network  will  be executed before  S23wpa-supplicant.
> But this has NOT caused any problems for me since I changed
> my ifcfg-ra0 to use a static IP address instead of dynamic.

I had no problems with dynamic IPs for interface wlan0 :-)

> All S10network is doing is simply ifconfig'ing the network interfaces.
> The problems will occur if you interface is configured to get it's
> IP address dynamically, per /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-$INTERFACE
> That said, I have found the DHCP over wireless does not work for
> for me at all - ifconfig is never able to obtain an address. So I used
> static IP. Now it does not matter which one starts first.

Ups, you should analyze your dhclient problems and fix it. 
Dynamic IPs are quite usual in WLANs.

--Frank Elsner

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