Wireless Connection - DNS issues and DHCP at the airport. - Suse

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  1. Wireless Connection - DNS issues and DHCP at the airport.

    Running SLED 10.1 on an IBM Thinkpad T60.

    I could not get DNS with wireless network connections under WPA unless
    I hard coded the DNS server address in the wireless network card
    settings via Yast i.e no DHCP. This was fine on the home network
    but not at the airport. The solution seems to be:

    For the wireless network card set the "hostname" to something
    meaningful and deselect "Change hostname via DHCP". The OK to
    implement the change.

    yast==> netword devices ==> wireless card ==> edit ==> hostname and
    name server ==> de-select

    See the end of this thread from 2005 for more details.

    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.o...117242d32b034a

  2. Re: Wireless Connection - DNS issues and DHCP at the airport.

    Patrick Finnegan wrote:

    > Running SLED 10.1 on an IBM Thinkpad T60.
    >
    > I could not get DNS with wireless network connections under WPA unless
    > I hard coded the DNS server address in the wireless network card
    > settings via Yast i.e no DHCP. This was fine on the home network
    > but not at the airport. The solution seems to be:
    >
    > For the wireless network card set the "hostname" to something
    > meaningful and deselect "Change hostname via DHCP". The OK to
    > implement the change.
    >
    > yast==> netword devices ==> wireless card ==> edit ==> hostname and
    > name server ==> de-select
    >
    > See the end of this thread from 2005 for more details.
    >
    >

    http://groups.google.com/group/alt.o...117242d32b034a


    That may do the trick for the wireless at the libraries around here. I'll
    have to give that a try. Thanks!

    kev.

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