John Dangler jdangler at
Fri Jan 12 23:48:45 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 18:21 -0500, Jeffrey F. Bloss wrote:
> Mario Vukelic wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 17:20 -0500, John Dangler wrote:
> > > Ok. I'm becoming convinced that ubuntu 6.06 with wireless setup as
> > > static IP just doesn't work. 
> > 
> > Do you have control over the wireless router? If you you can usually
> > configure it to use DHCP but still serve a static IP: you do this by
> > locking a particular IP to a particular MAC address in the router
> > setup
> FWIW, many routers assign addresses via DHCP starting at a configurable
> address, but still accept connections at lower (higher ?) addresses by
> default from interfaces configured with a static IP. No MAC address
> mapping necessary. My newish Linksys for instance gives my laptop a
> dynamic IP above, but is perfectly happy with my mail
> server being hard wired for It "just works". :)
> Your router mileage may vary...
Ok. Now I'm just pissed off.  After fooling with network-manager,
finding out it doesn't work with static addresses and removing it, my
networking on my laptop is hosed completely.

>From a fresh boot of the machine, networking comes up for about 5
minutes, then dies.  skype, gaim just log off and cannot log back in.
No internet access whatsoever.

I'm not sure what has happened.  Anyone have a clue as to how I can fix
this (aside from a re-install)

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