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Old 02-08-2006, 11:39 PM   #1
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Switching From Wireless to Plugged Problem.


I'm running Slackware 10.1 (2.4.29) on an IBM T21. I usually connect to my home network via a wireless card. I decided to plug in an ethernet cable into the back and I don't know what to do from there.

ifconfig just gives me the loopback network.

Code:
lo      Link encap:Local Network
        innet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
        UP LOOKBACK RUNNING MTU:16436  Metric:1
...
when i connect wirelessly it is on eth0.

Any ideas?
 
Old 02-09-2006, 04:22 PM   #2
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You'll need to edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf for your wired NIC. And you can run /sbin/ifconfig to detect it. If it's not there, you'll need to modprobe as root it's module to load the module. After you edit rc.inet1.conf, you can issue as root "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart" to restart your interfaces. Should get it going.

Edit: Slackware 10.1 (didn't notice that at first) will not assign your wireless a different name than eth*, but there are some new scripts available here that will help you. Just read all the information on that page before you get started, and it should be easy to follow. I strongly suggest you use those scripts. You'll also get better performance from your device if you have an Atheros chipset and use his new madwifi modules.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 02-09-2006 at 04:26 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 12:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 02:36 PM   #4
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You're welcome. Did that do what you wanted; did it fix your problem?
It's always nice to post back in the forum what you did that works,
so that if someone else searches and finds your thread, they'll be
helped also by your experience.
 
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