Topic: Cannot obtain IP address - losing the will to live!!
Ok, slight exaggeration, but I just cannot solve this having read just about every 'howto' and post relating to it... and it is driving me nuts!!
I am setting up an old laptop for a friend of mine who I am converting to Linux... Ubuntu flavour. Everything works fine apart from the (insert favourite expletive) USB WiFi dongle.
The device is an AirTies WUS-300, which comes from Turkey (my friend and his family are living out there on and off). There is a Windows driver that works fine (under Windows) and using ndiswrapper I was able to connect to my home internet if I turned off all security (i.e. a connection without WEP or WPA). However, and I have seen more posts about this on the Internet than I have had hot dinners, it cannot obtain an IP address once WPA is on.
Authentication is fine and every other aspect of the device seems to work seamlessly with Wicd (i.e. signal strength, detection of the security protocols etc.). I am certainly not an expert on this subject since my own wireless systems have worked straight out of the box using embedded Linux support and this is the first time I have had to dabble with Window$ drivers under Linux. That said, there are so many unsolved posts across the Internet on this one that there has to be something we are missing... perhaps :-)
I can provide any conf file listing or log reports that anyone would like to see, but the fact is that the device does not receive an offer of an IP address from the DHCP post authentication. Strangely, trying a static address Wicd reported that it could not contact the AP.
There seems no logic to this... any takers? (many thanks in advance)