DHCP IP lease attempt failed on Archlinux

If you routinely use Archlinux's sudo wifi-select wlan0 UI to get online, you might have seen this dreaded error message:

DHCP IP lease attempt failed.

After Googling I found these two links interesting:

Solutions to try

Clear dhcpcd leases

Nuke leaeses in /var/lib/dhcpcd

rm /var/lib/dhcpcd/*

Switch to dhclient (providing you have it installed)


hendry@x201 network.d$ cat /etc/network.d/Fluent\ Space | grep DHCLIENT

There is a bunch of Archlinux wireless quirk switches to try too and of course bumping up the TIMEOUT value.


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