error: DHCPdiscover on eth1 no dhcp offers

sundar mahadevan sundarmahadevan82 at
Thu Apr 9 14:55:25 UTC 2009


My setup: 2 ubuntu systems
wlan0 (wireless linksys WUSB54GC) on system 1 which gets me internet
(me and my landlord share internet and the router is out of my reach)
eth1 on system 1 and system 2 connected with crossover cable.

I'm trying to setup internet for system 2

/etc/network/interfaces for wlan0 read

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

/etc/network/interfaces for eth1 on both systems read

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp

I receive DHCPdiscover error on eth1 on both ubuntu systems. No dhcp offers.

So far i have tried firestarter (my first try, system crashed on
restart) and bridge utils with no avail. I have searched all forums
and all possible options to setup internet on system 2 for the past 2
days but nothing seems to work. Presently i just want to try
firestarter with all dhcp ips and now i get this error.

So who is supposed to assign the dhcp ip: the dhcp3-server on system
1(i have dhcp3-client, dhcp3-common and dhcp3-server installed on
system but when i start /etc/init.d/dhcp3 start, it fails with error:
no subnet declaration for wlan0 subnet declaration for
eth1....not configured to listen on any interfaces or is the router
supposed to assign the dhcp (i'm totally confused)

Any help is greatly appreciated. Newbie. No shortforms pls. Thanks a
ton in advance.

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