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slhactivist
Hi there misc! I'm having trouble connecting to my router. Any help would be appreciated.

I can get athn0 to "link", but then it sends a dozen DHCPREQUESTs, and then sends DHCPDISCOVERs until it sleeps...

I've never had this problem before. Last time I switch routers, I just changed nwid, and wpakey with ifconfig, then ran dhclient for athn0 and it worked.

This time i've tried setting chan, bssid, nwid, nwkey, wpakey, and wpaakms.

I've et these parameters with ifconfig, and also entered into my /etc/hostname.athn0 file

I've also tried entering (into the /etc/hostname.athn0 file) "dhcp" and "dhcp NONE NONE NONE" before any parameters.

Usually, the anth0 won't link, just sleeps. But sometimes I can get it to send some DHCPREQUESTs and DHCPDISCOVERs before sleeping... >_<

Um...I haven't changed much. Just edited the /etc/pf.conf file (just delete all blank lines and comments to make it smaller :P) and did whatever afterboot said, oh and also right at the end of /etc/netstart I added "ifconfig athn0 lladdr random" to randomize my MAC on each boot.

Sometimes I try running /etc/netstart athn0 instead of dhclient athn0.

Oh, and also I edited /etc/dhclient.conf a little, just to make it try longer before going to sleep, but doesn't help.

Anyone have any ideas??? I'm totally stuck! (reading RFC 2131 right now...)

Here's my /etc/hostname.athn0 file:

-wol group egress chan 11 bssid ****** nwid ****** nwkey ****** wpakey ****** wpaakms pks
 
dhcp NONE NONE NONE

And here is ifconfig athn0:

athn0 flag=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500

lladdr: ******

priority: 4

 groups: wlan egress

media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS1 mode 11g)

Status: no network

And when I scan (sudo ifconfig athn0 scan) I get something like this (forgot to write down so from memory):
 ieee80211: nwid ****** chan 11 bssid ****** 3dB 54MB privacy, short_preamble, short_slottime

wpakey <not displayed> wpaprotos wpa1, wpa2 wpakms psk wpaciphers tkip, ccmp wpagroupcipher tkip

inet ****** prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
 
Um...when I looked at the router (It's a D-LINK connected to a Telus DSL box) there is a sticky note on it that says "Wireless: NO DHCP"...but everyone else is using wireless internet...
 
Also , when I scan for networks, not only does the network name appear, but so does a DLINK and a TELUS network.

MAIN PROBLEM: Athn0 won't link...1/10 times it will it seems, after I fiddle with it...

I have a feeling this is a simple config file problem, but I'm just not used to editing conf files.

Am I going about this the right way? (i.e. editing /etc/dhclient.conf, pf.conf, /etc/hostname.athn0, /etc/myname, and running /etc/netstart, ifconfig, and dhclient?)????

Thanks in advance!!!




P.S. using openbsd 5.2, running on a toshiba netbook.
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Re: Athn0 won't link with new router!!

Peter Nicolai Mathias Hansteen
On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 03:55:27PM -0800, slhactivist wrote:
> Hi there misc! I'm having trouble connecting to my router. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> I can get athn0 to "link", but then it sends a dozen DHCPREQUESTs, and then
> sends DHCPDISCOVERs until it sleeps...

This sounds very much like no DHCP available.

- Peter
--
Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
http://bsdly.blogspot.com/ http://www.bsdly.net/ http://www.nuug.no/
"Remember to set the evil bit on all malicious network traffic"
delilah spamd[29949]: 85.152.224.147: disconnected after 42673 seconds.

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Re: Athn0 won't link with new router!!

slhactivist
Thank you. Your suggestions have helped. I gave up on DHCP., and can
consistently get a link, but I can't even ping the router...here's some
info:

cat /etc/hostname.athn0:

inet 192.168.1.101 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.255 nwid "THENAME" nwkey
"THEPASSWORD"


which results in the following:

sudo ifconfig athn0:

athn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
        lladdr *************
        priority: 4
        groups: wlan egress
        media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS5 mode 11g)
        status: *active* # <----YAY NICE!
        ieee80211: nwid DAMEHIGH chan 11 bssid 0*************** 41dB nwkey
<not displayed>
        inet 192.168.1.101 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
        inet6 fe80::e6ac:35ff:fea9:5a9d%athn0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1


route -vn show:

Routing tables

Internet:
Destination        Gateway            Flags   Refs      Use   Mtu
Prio Iface Label
default            192.168.1.254      UGS        0        0     -    12 athn0
127/8              127.0.0.1          UGRS       0        0 33196     8 lo0
127.0.0.1          127.0.0.1          UH         2        0 33196     4 lo0
192.168.1/24       link#1             UC         1        0     -     4 athn0
192.168.1.100      127.0.0.1          UGHS       0        0 33196     8 lo0
192.168.1.254      link#1             UHLc       1       21     -     4 athn0
224/4              127.0.0.1          URS        0        0 33196     8 lo0


Any ideas???? I'm totally stumped! Some miscellaneous anomalies that may or
may not be related include:

-tcpdump won't capture on athn0
-when i boot, /etc/netstart sets the default route to 192.168.1.253 ... and
i always need to change it to 192.168.1.254 for the re0 to work
-kind of weird...they've got a dsl box that provides
internet+wireless...and a router connected to it (with the wireless turned
off and dhcp off) using it as a hub ? to wire the rest of the house with
ethernet?

Anyway, if you've read this far ... THANKS! Any advice would be appreciated!



On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 1:07 AM, Peter N. M. Hansteen <[hidden email]>wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 03:55:27PM -0800, slhactivist wrote:
> > Hi there misc! I'm having trouble connecting to my router. Any help
> would be
> > appreciated.
> >
> > I can get athn0 to "link", but then it sends a dozen DHCPREQUESTs, and
> then
> > sends DHCPDISCOVERs until it sleeps...
>
> This sounds very much like no DHCP available.
>
> - Peter
> --
> Peter N. M. Hansteen, member of the first RFC 1149 implementation team
> http://bsdly.blogspot.com/ http://www.bsdly.net/ http://www.nuug.no/
> "Remember to set the evil bit on all malicious network traffic"
> delilah spamd[29949]: 85.152.224.147: disconnected after 42673 seconds.

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Alexander Hall
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On 01/23/13 00:55, slhactivist wrote:

> Hi there misc! I'm having trouble connecting to my router. Any help would be
> appreciated.
>
> I can get athn0 to "link", but then it sends a dozen DHCPREQUESTs, and then
> sends DHCPDISCOVERs until it sleeps...
>
> I've never had this problem before. Last time I switch routers, I just
> changed nwid, and wpakey with ifconfig, then ran dhclient for athn0 and it
> worked.
>
> This time i've tried setting chan, bssid, nwid, nwkey, wpakey, and wpaakms.
>
> I've et these parameters with ifconfig, and also entered into my
> /etc/hostname.athn0 file
>
> I've also tried entering (into the /etc/hostname.athn0 file) "dhcp" and
> "dhcp NONE NONE NONE" before any parameters.
>
> Usually, the anth0 won't link, just sleeps. But sometimes I can get it to
> send some DHCPREQUESTs and DHCPDISCOVERs before sleeping... >_<
>
> Um...I haven't changed much. Just edited the /etc/pf.conf file (just delete
> all blank lines and comments to make it smaller :P) and did whatever
> afterboot said, oh and also right at the end of /etc/netstart I added
> "ifconfig athn0 lladdr random" to randomize my MAC on each boot.

Don't do that. If you really want it, just put "lladdr random" first in
the hostname.athn0 file.

Ooooh... did you put it *last* in netstart? Meaning you change MAC
address *after* starting dhclient and friends? Sounds like a really bad
idea to me.

>
> Sometimes I try running /etc/netstart athn0 instead of dhclient athn0.
>
> Oh, and also I edited /etc/dhclient.conf a little, just to make it try
> longer before going to sleep, but doesn't help.
>
> Anyone have any ideas??? I'm totally stuck! (reading RFC 2131 right now...)
>
> Here's my /etc/hostname.athn0 file:
>
> -wol group egress chan 11 bssid ****** nwid ****** nwkey ****** wpakey
> ****** wpaakms pks
>
> dhcp NONE NONE NONE
>
> And here is ifconfig athn0:
>
> athn0 flag=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>
> lladdr: ******
>
> priority: 4
>
>   groups: wlan egress
>
> media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS1 mode 11g)
>
> Status: no network
>
> And when I scan (sudo ifconfig athn0 scan) I get something like this (forgot
> to write down so from memory):
>   ieee80211: nwid ****** chan 11 bssid ****** 3dB 54MB privacy,
> short_preamble, short_slottime
>
> wpakey <not displayed> wpaprotos wpa1, wpa2 wpakms psk wpaciphers tkip, ccmp
> wpagroupcipher tkip
>
> inet ****** prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>
> Um...when I looked at the router (It's a D-LINK connected to a Telus DSL
> box) there is a sticky note on it that says "Wireless: NO DHCP"...but
> everyone else is using wireless internet...
>
> Also , when I scan for networks, not only does the network name appear, but
> so does a DLINK and a TELUS network.
>
> MAIN PROBLEM: Athn0 won't link...1/10 times it will it seems, after I fiddle
> with it...
>
> I have a feeling this is a simple config file problem, but I'm just not used
> to editing conf files.
>
> Am I going about this the right way? (i.e. editing /etc/dhclient.conf,
> pf.conf, /etc/hostname.athn0, /etc/myname, and running /etc/netstart,
> ifconfig, and dhclient?)????

You should likely only need to edit hostname.athn0

/Alexander

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Re: Athn0 won't link with new router!!

Alexander Hall
In reply to this post by slhactivist
On 01/29/13 08:13, slhac tivist wrote:
> Thank you. Your suggestions have helped. I gave up on DHCP., and can
> consistently get a link, but I can't even ping the router...here's some
> info:
>
> cat /etc/hostname.athn0:
>
> inet 192.168.1.101 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.255 nwid "THENAME" nwkey
> "THEPASSWORD"

Are you really using WEP?

> which results in the following:
>
> sudo ifconfig athn0:
>
> athn0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> lladdr *************
> priority: 4
> groups: wlan egress
> media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS5 mode 11g)
> status: *active* # <----YAY NICE!
> ieee80211: nwid DAMEHIGH chan 11 bssid 0*************** 41dB nwkey
> <not displayed>
> inet 192.168.1.101 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.1.255
> inet6 fe80::e6ac:35ff:fea9:5a9d%athn0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1

Hmmm as you get "active", indeed it seems so. Well, to each his own.

Also, if you consider your MAC address a secret, you might as well hide
the automagic ipv6 address too... But then again, why would you? :-)

OTOH i dont know how the ipv6 address reacts to lladdr random, but even
less the need to hide it. :-)

> route -vn show:
>
> Routing tables
>
> Internet:
> Destination        Gateway            Flags   Refs      Use   Mtu
> Prio Iface Label
> default            192.168.1.254      UGS        0        0     -    12 athn0
> 127/8              127.0.0.1          UGRS       0        0 33196     8 lo0
> 127.0.0.1          127.0.0.1          UH         2        0 33196     4 lo0
> 192.168.1/24       link#1             UC         1        0     -     4 athn0
> 192.168.1.100      127.0.0.1          UGHS       0        0 33196     8 lo0
> 192.168.1.254      link#1             UHLc       1       21     -     4 athn0
> 224/4              127.0.0.1          URS        0        0 33196     8 lo0
>
>
> Any ideas???? I'm totally stumped! Some miscellaneous anomalies that may or
> may not be related include:
>
> -tcpdump won't capture on athn0
> -when i boot, /etc/netstart sets the default route to 192.168.1.253 ... and
> i always need to change it to 192.168.1.254 for the re0 to work
> -kind of weird...they've got a dsl box that provides
> internet+wireless...and a router connected to it (with the wireless turned
> off and dhcp off) using it as a hub ? to wire the rest of the house with
> ethernet?

Do you have an /etc/mygate ?

/Alexander

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Re: Athn0 won't link with new router!!

Alexander Hall
In reply to this post by Alexander Hall
On 01/29/13 09:49, Alexander Hall wrote:

> On 01/23/13 00:55, slhactivist wrote:
>> Hi there misc! I'm having trouble connecting to my router. Any help
>> would be
>> appreciated.
>>
>> I can get athn0 to "link", but then it sends a dozen DHCPREQUESTs, and
>> then
>> sends DHCPDISCOVERs until it sleeps...
>>
>> I've never had this problem before. Last time I switch routers, I just
>> changed nwid, and wpakey with ifconfig, then ran dhclient for athn0
>> and it
>> worked.
>>
>> This time i've tried setting chan, bssid, nwid, nwkey, wpakey, and
>> wpaakms.
>>
>> I've et these parameters with ifconfig, and also entered into my
>> /etc/hostname.athn0 file
>>
>> I've also tried entering (into the /etc/hostname.athn0 file) "dhcp" and
>> "dhcp NONE NONE NONE" before any parameters.
>>
>> Usually, the anth0 won't link, just sleeps. But sometimes I can get it to
>> send some DHCPREQUESTs and DHCPDISCOVERs before sleeping... >_<
>>
>> Um...I haven't changed much. Just edited the /etc/pf.conf file (just
>> delete
>> all blank lines and comments to make it smaller :P) and did whatever
>> afterboot said, oh and also right at the end of /etc/netstart I added
>> "ifconfig athn0 lladdr random" to randomize my MAC on each boot.
>
> Don't do that. If you really want it, just put "lladdr random" first in
> the hostname.athn0 file.
>
> Ooooh... did you put it *last* in netstart? Meaning you change MAC
> address *after* starting dhclient and friends? Sounds like a really bad
> idea to me.
>
>>
>> Sometimes I try running /etc/netstart athn0 instead of dhclient athn0.
>>
>> Oh, and also I edited /etc/dhclient.conf a little, just to make it try
>> longer before going to sleep, but doesn't help.
>>
>> Anyone have any ideas??? I'm totally stuck! (reading RFC 2131 right
>> now...)
>>
>> Here's my /etc/hostname.athn0 file:
>>
>> -wol group egress chan 11 bssid ****** nwid ****** nwkey ****** wpakey
>> ****** wpaakms pks
>>
>> dhcp NONE NONE NONE
>>
>> And here is ifconfig athn0:
>>
>> athn0 flag=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
>>
>> lladdr: ******
>>
>> priority: 4
>>
>>   groups: wlan egress
>>
>> media: IEEE802.11 autoselect (DS1 mode 11g)
>>
>> Status: no network
>>
>> And when I scan (sudo ifconfig athn0 scan) I get something like this
>> (forgot
>> to write down so from memory):
>>   ieee80211: nwid ****** chan 11 bssid ****** 3dB 54MB privacy,
>> short_preamble, short_slottime
>>
>> wpakey <not displayed> wpaprotos wpa1, wpa2 wpakms psk wpaciphers
>> tkip, ccmp
>> wpagroupcipher tkip
>>
>> inet ****** prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
>>
>> Um...when I looked at the router (It's a D-LINK connected to a Telus DSL
>> box) there is a sticky note on it that says "Wireless: NO DHCP"...but
>> everyone else is using wireless internet...
>>
>> Also , when I scan for networks, not only does the network name
>> appear, but
>> so does a DLINK and a TELUS network.
>>
>> MAIN PROBLEM: Athn0 won't link...1/10 times it will it seems, after I
>> fiddle
>> with it...
>>
>> I have a feeling this is a simple config file problem, but I'm just
>> not used
>> to editing conf files.
>>
>> Am I going about this the right way? (i.e. editing /etc/dhclient.conf,
>> pf.conf, /etc/hostname.athn0, /etc/myname, and running /etc/netstart,
>> ifconfig, and dhclient?)????
>
> You should likely only need to edit hostname.athn0

well, myname could be nice too.

>
> /Alexander