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Old 28th May 2010
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Unhappy dhclient -> urtw0: no link ....... sleeping

Hey everyone. I'm tyring to get my Alfa usb wifi dongle to work. I'll try to post as much information as possible.

So I plug in the usb device and it gets recognized, in fact a nice little message pops up on the screen :

Code:
urtw0 at ubut2 post 2 "Realtek RTL8187" rev 1.10/1.00 addr2
urtw0: RTL8187 rev 0x04, RFv2, address 00:c0:ca:1c:44:2a"
Okay, thats reassuring. Ifconfig shows it as well :

Code:
#ifconfig urtw0
urtw0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
     lladdr 00:c0:ca:1c:44:2a
     priority: 4
     groups: wlan
     media: IEEE802.11 autoselect
     status: no network
     ieee80211: nwid "" 100dBm
Again, reassuring. So I try to connect to my wifi network, in the exact same manner I connect my ancient pcmcia card.

Code:
#ifconfig urtw0 up
#ifconfig urtw0 nwid MyESSID
#ifconfig urtw0 nwkey 0xmynetkey
A quick ifconfig urtw0 verifies that everything is set. Then I do dhclient... this is where things start to fail :
Code:
#dhclient urtw0
urtw0: no link ............. sleeping
And I have no idea what the problem is. I've looked around online and haven't found anything life changing. And I searched here before posting. If anyone has any ideas I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone
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