Wireless in ubuntu will not work with static IP address - Wicd installed
raphael.morcha at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 17:44:17 UTC 2007
On Sat, Sep 01, 2007 at 09:17:58AM +0200, Niels Larsen wrote:
> On Friday 31 August 2007 19:58:28 Rapael Morcha wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2007 at 06:59:48PM +0200, Niels Larsen wrote:
> > > I have problems on my new laptop to get wireless to work (ubuntu7.04)
> > >
> > > Then I found the following URL's:
> > > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs
> > > http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=405990
> > > http://www.ossgeeks.co.uk/?p=166
> > $ man ifup
> > $ sudo ifup eth0
> > $ man ethtool
> > $ sudo ethtool eth0
> > enjoy!
> I tried, but it does not work.
> So now I am back to dhcp, and it works?
Apologies ^_^ because I was reading the mailing list in hurry yesterday, lost track of the original question and posted a wrong answer for your question. My answer would be valid for wired network and not a wireless network. ;) Sorry.
As for your original question, I do not think wireless APs support static IP. Although there's always a possibility in the future that someone can write a compatibility layer software that bridges:
wireless AP<->Ubuntu (dhclient)<->bridge_device<->static_ip in Ubuntu
But how one would go about doing it beyond my capability. ;)
But for now I believe you _have_ to stick with dynamic IP address allocated to your machine if you are to use wireless connection in Linux.
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