DHCP over WiFi on CentOS 6 [closed]

Posted by dongle26 on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by dongle26
Published on 2012-10-12T00:21:15Z Indexed on 2012/10/12 3:38 UTC
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Using CentOS 6 I cannot get my WiFi interface to configure over DHCP. Here is my ifcfg-wlan0:

This does not work (although it is correct):

DEVICE=wlan0
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=yes
HWADDR=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
TYPE=Wireless

This works:

DEVICE=wlan0
BOOTPROTO=none
ONBOOT=yes
IPADDR=192.168.0.253
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
DNS1=192.168.0.99
GATEWAY=192.168.0.99
HWADDR=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
TYPE=Wireless

I don't want a static IP address, I want a DHCP assigned address.


Update: Both of the above configs are correct.

Please don't downvote, this really didn't work for me. It must be a bug in CentOS or my wireless driver. See my answer for details.

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