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Date:      Mon, 2 Jan 2006 17:20:15 +0100
From:      Fabian Keil <>
To:        "Keith McKay" <>
Subject:   Re: FBSD 6.0 - Canyon WF-511 Wireless card setup
Message-ID:  <20060102172015.39b7004f@localhost>
In-Reply-To: <000001c60fb5$e3cb0c30$6500a8c0@clytemnestra>
References:  <000001c60fb5$e3cb0c30$6500a8c0@clytemnestra>

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"Keith McKay" <> wrote:

>  I'm having a problem trying to setup the above box with the above
> wireless card to my home network.  I have a Dlink DL-624+ wireless
> router which has two wired WINXP boxes and a wireless WINXP laptop
> connected to it all of which work seemlessly.  The wireless card on
> the freeBSD box can detect the router when I scan for access points
> and I can associate the wireless router with the freebsd box however
> I cant get an IP address from the wirless router using the DHCP
> server of the router.  I know the wireless router can detect the
> freebsd box because I can see the mac address on the wireless card in
> the router log.  If I run dhclient ral0 and it trys to find the
> server without success.
> I have all the settings on the wireless card entered, wepkey, station,
> channel etc.=20
> Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

With the new dhclient the usage changed. You can't just use dhclient
ral0. I don't use DHCP myself, but I'm sure man dhclient will help


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