Does anyone have a how-to or pitfall summary on how to get a vista computer to: - accept DHCP offers from isc-dhcp30-server-3.0.7_4 - connect to WPA-PSK using *any* scheme supported by FreeBSD's hostapd - give debugging information that makes sense to someone not speaking "if !not_working throw generic_catch_all_error" lingo
Of course, all of the above works for 3 FreeBSD machines and one Kubuntu laptop and DHCP used to work for an XP machine that died. As for the DHCP issue, I've read about the broadcast flag, but all of the answers seem to indicate it's a routing/firewall issue on the gateway that prevents the broadcast packet to reach the vista machine, yet I see no blocked traffic to that effect in pflog. Only igmpv3 packets, which I'm passing now regardless, just in case MS uses this VPN protocol to verify the connection is working. There are "programs unavailable on linux/freebsd using vendor lock-in data formats" issues that prevent us from upgrading my future mother-in-law to a sensible OS, or we would. Related info: Vista, WPA-PSK: "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network." /var/log/dhcpd.log: Jun 18 08:56:24 gate dhcpd: DHCPDISCOVER from 00:c0:a8:f1:e8:c3 (Tyler-PC) via bridge0 Jun 18 08:56:24 gate dhcpd: DHCPOFFER on 192.168.2.251 to 00:c0:a8:f1:e8:c3 (Tyler-PC) via bridge0 <repeat till vista gives up> $ ifconfig bridge0 bridge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 ether 5a:34:0d:23:3f:71 inet 192.168.2.10 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.2.255 << main inet 192.168.2.1 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 192.168.2.1 << route inet 192.168.2.11 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 192.168.2.11 << proxy inet 192.168.2.12 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 192.168.2.12 << mailhub inet 192.168.2.51 netmask 0xffffffff broadcast 192.168.2.51 << dns id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 hellotime 2 fwddelay 15 maxage 20 holdcnt 6 proto rstp maxaddr 100 timeout 1200 root id 00:00:00:00:00:00 priority 32768 ifcost 0 port 0 member: ral0 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP> ifmaxaddr 0 port 1 priority 128 path cost 370370 member: rl0 flags=143<LEARNING,DISCOVER,AUTOEDGE,AUTOPTP> ifmaxaddr 0 port 3 priority 128 path cost 55 -- Mel _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"