For some reason, KDE has this problem that when I try to make hotspot from settings, it doesnt have any password. I also tried with Wi hotspot, but it doesnt work properly.
I can get the password to set up, it is under the wifi security tab. The part I can’t get to work is DHCP, I have to manually assign addresses to the clients.
DHCP is not installed on EOS. Did you install it?
Wow, now I feel dumb. Doing it now…
No need to feel dumb. I think DHCP used to be installed way back.
Why is that so? - Is it only needed in special cases like the OP’s?
I get all my ip’s assigned via DHCP without ever installing any DHCPD packet.
I just said DHCP was not installed as far as i know not DHCPD.
Here is a discussion on DHCP
In the above image, the DHCP client is your desktop/laptop device with EnOS installed.
The DHCP server in most home situations is your Router.
When one boots up their EnOS device, the following four steps take place.
- Your EnOS device sends out a DHCP Discover requesting a IP address
- The router then sends back DHCP Offer listing available IP addresses
- Your EnOS sends back a DHCP Request for a specific available IP address
- The router sends back a DHCP Acknowledgement
In most common setups, the ArchLinux install includes as part of the installation,
If you do a pacman -Q dhclient it should be there
pacman -Q dhclient dhclient 4.4.3.P1-1
So from the get go, your EnOS install will use dhclient for requesting a IP Address.
The DHCP server is built into the router.
The dhcp package is only installed if you want your EnOS personal install to become a DHCP server. This doesn’t happen very often. Hence it is not installed by default.
x86_64 Extra dhclient 4.4.3.P1-1 A standalone DHCP client from the dhcp package 2022-10-06 x86_64 Extra dhcp 4.4.3.P1-1 A DHCP server, client, and relay agent
corrected a typing error
Thanks much, @Pudge !
I must have misunderstood the OP…
I’m glad to help.