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Old 13th July 2011
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Default OpenBSD 4.5 and wireless connection


This is my first posting, I'll try to get all the relevant information here. Recently installed OpenBSD as part of a dual boot system with XP on an ancient Compaq R3000. It has a Broadcom wireless transmitter thing. After going though many related postings, man pages and adjusting files -- the computer can now sucessfully ping the DHCP router. The router is set to use WEP. Computer will not establish an ongoing connection for internet access. When trying to connect the computer pauses then displays "bwi0: no link...... sleeping". Internet connection works fine with XP. I haven't made any progress beyond this in the past two days and am hoping someone could point me in a useful direction to get internet connection while running OpenBSD.

A couple additional questions...

1. Would it be better to install 4.9 instead of trying to upgrade from 4.5 --> 4.6 --> 4.7 --> 4.8? Might this have the same connection problem?

2. Should I purchase a USB wireless connector and bypass the Broadcom?

Several files attached from my installation:
1. dhcpd.conf.txt.zip -- zipped print-out of dhcpd.conf
2. dhclient.conf.txt -- print-out of dhclient.conf
3. hostname.bwi0.txt -- print-out of hostname.bwi0, originally only "dhcp" but it has been added to in the hopes of making the connection (no difference whatsoever)
4. hostname.rl0.txt -- print-ot of hostname.rl0, I thought this was the wireless connection at first and so edited it
5. ping.txt -- print-out of ping to the router
6. NOTE: there are no "bridge.xxx" files... should they exist in this set-up?
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File Type: zip dhcpd.conf.txt.zip (540 Bytes, 22 views)
File Type: txt dhclient.conf.txt (908 Bytes, 51 views)
File Type: txt hostname.bwi0.txt (67 Bytes, 60 views)
File Type: txt hostname.rl0.txt (40 Bytes, 38 views)
File Type: txt ping.txt (556 Bytes, 25 views)
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