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Old 14th March 2014
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Default DHCP no link, cannot connect

Hi, I am having a difficult time getting my laptop to aquire a dhcp lease. During the initial install, I selected dhcp and it said no link so I skipped it thinking i'll come back later. Here is what I did so far:

1. Read openbsd FAQ chapter 6 and most of it was difficult to understand.
2. ifconfig to find my adapter which was re0
3. Create a hostname file in /etc called hostname.re0
4. I put in the line: dhcp nwid network_name wpakey password, and saved the file
5 ran the command sudo sh /etc/netstart re0
6. reboot
7. I received this error message: Inappropriate ioctl for device
8. re0: no link.....................sleeping
9. I then ran this cmd: ifconfig re0 nwid netowrk_name wpakey passphrase
10. same exact errors as 7 & 8

Here is my laptop specs: Toshiba Satellite A665, Intel I5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 802.11 a/b/g/n 10/100
OpenBSD 5.4 AMD64iso installation

I suspect that I could be having a hardware compatability issue because my volume, mute, network connection, and DVD play button/leds don't work at all. I checked the laptops sticky, and I could not find any help in those links. I did a google search to see if anyone else had a simmilar problem but no real help. I am actually surprised how little info I have found on google regarding user support. Any tips or noticable mistakes in what I did?

this is the ifconfig info for the adapter

re0: flags=8049<up, BROADCAST, RUNNING, SIMPLEX, MULTICAST> mtu 1500
lladr ...
priority: 0
media: ethernet autoselect (none)

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