Rich Shepard | 17 Apr 18:22 2012

Sony Vaio Wireless Connectivity: One Step Closer

   This past weekend I and a network admin discovered where the inability of
the Sony Vaio to connect to the 'Net happens. I still need serious help from
those who know Slackware better than do I to determine why, and how to
resolve the problem.

   We had the Dell (which works just fine with dynamic IP address wireless
access and static IP address ethernet access) and the Sony running
side-by-side and invoked 'wicd-client -n' simultaneously on both while
tailing /var/log/messages on each.

   The Dell's log showed:

Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: version 5.2.12 starting
Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis kernel: [ 1946.368876] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE)
: wlan0: link becomes ready
Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: wlan0: broadcasting for a lease
Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: wlan0: offered 10.5.70.151 from 
10.5.70.1
Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: wlan0: acknowledged 10.5.70.151 
from 10.5.70.1
Apr 14 09:35:36 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: wlan0: checking for 10.5.70.151
Apr 14 09:35:42 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: wlan0: leased 10.5.70.151 for 14
400 seconds
Apr 14 09:35:42 caddis dhcpcd[3096]: forked to background, child pid 3127
Apr 14 09:38:36 caddis ntpd[1671]: Listen normally on 5 wlan0 10.5.70.151
UDP 123
Apr 14 09:38:36 caddis ntpd[1671]: Listen normally on 6 wlan0
fe80::223:14ff:fe68:98e0 UDP 123
Apr 14 09:38:36 caddis ntpd[1671]: Deleting interface #3 eth0,
192.168.55.2#123, interface stats: received=0, sent=0, dropped=0,
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