[ltp] wireless config problem (TP40 SuSE 9.2 ipw2100)

Eben King linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 5 Dec 2004 19:16:20 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, Tim Prince wrote:

> At 01:48 PM 12/5/2004, Eben King wrote:
> >On Sun, 5 Dec 2004, Tim Prince wrote:
> >
> > > I used the same gateway IP as the T40 uses when it is booted up into
> > > Windows, with the Dell Windows laptop shut down.
> >
> >What does that gateway address point to?  Also, if you can use DHCP in
> >Windows, why not use it in Linux?  Also, without using DHCP, if
> >/etc/resolv.conf is empty, names not in /etc/hosts won't be resolved.
> It appears to be the wireless router gateway address.
> Since I got DHCP to assign an address for the wireless card under linux, I 
> thought I was using it.  If /etc/hosts is an alternative, I guess I'll try 
> putting names there.

Well, you can put a few commonly-used (or unavailable elsewhere) names
there, but preloading it with the address of every machine name on the
internet is unreasonable.  If you normally get an address (but not DNS
server info) by DHCP, maybe resolv.conf isn't writable by dhcpcd?

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