F13 network and wpa_supplicant startup sequence

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 18:04:16 UTC 2010

  On 07/20/2010 10:54 AM, Frank Elsner wrote:
> 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
I think the problem is in the router. It is an at&t uverse router.
Even the windows machines cannot get a dhcp brokered address
over wireless.
So I set all 3 windows machines to static ip's as well.

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