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Old 03-15-2009, 10:59 PM   #1
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Does wicd support multiple connections (one wired and one wireless)?


I have a wired connection for fast access to a nearby server, and a slow Ad-Hoc wireless connection to a far away computer. When I used the attached configuration file, both connections worked fine. However, I cannot figure out how to do the same in wicd. It seems that only one connection can be activated at a time. And I don't know how to specify the mode parameter for wlan (Ad-Hoc, Managed, etc.). Can any one help me? Thanks in advance!

Code:
# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
# =============================================================================

IPADDR[0]="192.168.161.213"
NETMASK[0]="255.255.255.0"

GATEWAY="192.168.161.1"

DEBUG_ETH_UP="no"

IFNAME[4]="wlan0"
IPADDR[4]="192.168.80.15"
NETMASK[4]="255.255.255.0"
WLAN_ESSID[4]=HOME1225
WLAN_MODE[4]=Ad-Hoc
WLAN_RATE[4]="18M auto"
WLAN_CHANNEL[4]="2"

Last edited by guanx; 03-16-2009 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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From : http://wicd.net/punbb/viewtopic.php?id=480

on the same question, the developer states :


----------------------snip snip---------------------------
Most people don't need to use both connections at the same time so Wicd doesn't support this (yet). Currently it is possible to configure one connection via wicd and the other via iwconfig/ifconfig as an alternative.

We are going to implement this in the release series after 1.6, so keep watching
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:03 AM   #3
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Thanks. Now I set the wired interface name to "N/A" in wicd, and let "rc.inet1" to manage the wired connection. Now both eth0 and wlan0 are brought up properly when the system boots. However, this is an evil trick.
 
  


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