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Preferred DHCP addresses are usually configured on the DHCP server side. You will need to add an entry in your DHCP server's address table for your device's MAC address and assign it to an IP address. DHCP servers can vary. If this is a small network your DHCP server may be your router or gateway. The address can fall in the range of DHCP addresses but it ...


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Probably what is happening here is that some other process owns the wireless chip inside your computer, so NetworkManager isn't allowed to do anything. In this case, that process would be wpa_supplicant or whatever is calling wpa_supplicant (and acting on the information in /etc/network/interfaces). Instead of randomly installing things, you should stop and ...


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If your system is not reporting a device wlan0 as available then the Linux kernel was unsuccessful in detecting your hardware and associating a driver to it. I would start by looking in the dmesg output for any messaging related to the Broadcom device. If it's being reported there in any way then the appropriate driver is either not present within the ...



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