[kismac] Trouble with iBook, and airport.
- From: David Buttrick <debut@xxxxxxxxxx>
- To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 01:19:13 -0500
First of all, thanks for the great tool, and all the hard work. I love
kismac - its a great program. That said, with the latest versions, and
Panther, I seem to be having a small problem.
When I run Kismac, I lose the ability to get my IP Address back from
the DHCP server. I see the requests coming from the card, but the
server's response is ignored by the wireless card.
This might be due to other problems - like WPA, but it was not a
problem until I updated Kismac to .11 and ran it, and setup the driver.
Here are the symptoms that I am experiencing.
1) Configure Kismac wireless driver - choose Airport passive mode.
2) Start a scan.
3) quit scan.
4) put machine to sleep.
5) wake from sleep.
Now, you will NOT have an IP address from the DHCP server, you will
have a self assigned address. The syslogs on the DHCP server say:
Jun 20 18:09:58 192.168.0.1 udhcpd: received DISCOVER from
Jun 20 18:09:59 192.168.0.1 udhcpd: No valid arp replies for
this address (192.168.0.24)
Jun 20 18:09:59 192.168.0.1 udhcpd: broadcasting OFFER of
192.168.0.24 to 00:30:65:09:de:b4
Jun 20 18:10:06 192.168.0.1 udhcpd: received DISCOVER from
So you can see that the card is asking, the server is broadcasting a
reply, but the card is never seeing this. I spent quite some time
googling this problem, and did not see it anything that is related to
To fix the problem, uninstall kismac, and reinstall the airport 3.3
software. Once you do this, everything is fine.
Has anyone else seen problems like this?
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