I run my OS's on an Acer Laptop, Aspire 7520, Nvidia ethernet controller and atheros wireless, 2gig of ram 1900 mhz turion dual core x64.
Fedora 11 out of the box (live cd installed x64) runs smoothly and connects to my conceptronic C54RBS4 router. No sweat there.
But I'm staying in my parents house for a few weeks, holidays and that sort of thing, and I thought it to be a good idea to take some time out of my holiday schedule and prepare for a complete transfer from windows to Linux.
Since my first encounter with Fedora was pleasant I decided to retain that and built it from there. But I am dependent on the available infrastructure. My curiousity was aroused when my computer could not logon to the Dlink G624T that is in use here. This is a adsl modem 4 port lan router. (simple set up: no security and all. DHCP =on. that's it)
My computer sees all the connections: wired and wireless. NO problem there. On connecting wlan0 shows connected to the DLink. This goes for Eth0 to. BUT.....after a minute or so the connection is dropped because ( I think) the IP address is not supplied by the Dlink to the " linux" box, though thr Dlink itself, on the connected client table shows that the corresponding MAC address has received an IP address.
This is kept on shown despite the fact that the connection has been terminated or dropped.
So I decided to have NM deselected and static IP the whole lot, wired and wireless. So...hard entered gateway, IP address, subnetmask, DNS, one on one taken from the DLink box. ....Just the same lame story.
On puspose I said "linux" box because I noticed with the use of the several live cd's the same behavior: Suse 11, Mandriva 2009, Ubuntu 9, etc. However, when I run it on a windows (excuse my verbiage) OS, like vista or XP, it does connect.
I have given the DLink a firmware update but to no avail.
Then I thought, why not put my C54brs4 as AP 2 via a lan lan connection on it. ....No. ... ...... the Dlink does not buy it. Wan/Lan it does buy in the sense that the Dlink does see the C54RBS4, provides it with an IP address and can see the correct MAC address. Yet, no luck there.
So, here I am....abhorred and stuck on a Dlink that seems to be bend on accepting windows only connections.
Have you ever seen something like that before? if yes, how did you resolve it?
What do you think might have caused this behavior?