[Bug 200696] [NEW] [ndiswrapper] cannot get IP via DHCP

Launchpad Bug Tracker 200696 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue Jun 3 03:00:00 UTC 2008

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Binary package hint: network-manager

I had this problem with 7.10 and RealTek 8111 NIC. The driver would load
and send out DHCP requests. The server would respond with an IP but the
system would never get the IP successfully. There is an active thread on
Launchpad. I forgot how I fixed it.

Now I see the same problem with Hardy and ndiswrapper for my Broadcom
BCM 4318. I never had problems with ndiswrapper and this NIC in 7.10.

Now I have to unload ssb, ohci_hcd, ndiswrapper and then load
ndiswrapper as explained on an active bug in Launchpad. Now Network
Manager sees the wireless adapter but can never get the IP. wlan0 is
always in link not ready even with the pulser going on and on trying to
get an IP.

The only way I can get it to get an IP is as follows:
1. Goto manual config
2. Put in the details to connect to access point
3. let it reconfigure
4. disable wireless by un-checking the box
5. let it reconfigure
6. check the box again and put the NIC in "roaming mode"

Now it will get an IP

** Affects: ndiswrapper (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Incomplete

** Tags: broadcom dhcp hardy ndiswrapper network-manager
[ndiswrapper] cannot get IP via DHCP
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