Help with content of /etc/network/interfaces file **progress**

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Wed Feb 24 03:10:56 UTC 2010

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Jay Ridgley wrote:
>> > iface eth2 inet static
>> > address
>> > host bear_den {
>> >          hardware ethernet 00:11:50:45:7A:42;
>> >          fixed-address;
>> > This seems to allow at least some connectivity to the access point.
> Sorry, I didn't realize that your AP gets *.33. Now both your eth2 and 
> AP have the same address and you have to change one of them. According 
> to the comment in dhcpd.conf your AP seems to need the *.33 address. 
> Therefore you should change the interfaces entry for eth2
> iface eth2 inet static
> address
> and the related option routers entry in dhcpd.conf
> subnet netmask {
>      range;
>          option routers;
> Then the rest should work as well.

OK, That makes sense. I applied the changes suggested, however, I still am 
unable to obtain an IP address for my wlan0 port on the laptop. What would give 
me a clue as to why a DHCPOFFER (if one is being made) would not be accepted???



Jay Ridgley
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