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Old 07-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #1
ahmadj
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WICD - connect to 2 different networks simultaneously?


WICD works great managing both my wired and wireless interfaces. Most of the time my laptop is connected to my router wirelessly, for internet access and samba/ssh to the rest of the network.

Occasionally I need a high-speed wired link to my main desktop PC, so I connect the two with an Ethernet crossover cable. The desktop system is configured with a static IP of 192.168.2.1 on its eth1 and is connected to the router via dhcp on eth0, both via inet1.conf settings.

On the laptop, I have set up a Wired profile in WICD to assign a static IP of 192.168.2.2 when it connects to the desktop via ethernet. However, when I do this, I wish to still be able to browse the internet using the wireless link. Is this possible?

In simple terms I want to connect via ethernet (static, 192.168.2.*) and wlan (dhcp, 192.168.1.*) simultaneously, but for 192.168.1.1 on wlan to always be my default gateway and DNS server... How would I go about this?

Also I don't want to edit inet1.conf as I have other varied network usage scenarios and I'd like to be able to configure it all in real-time.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 07-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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I think you're going to have to come to terms with the 'ifconfig' command. What you want to do is definitely doable, but not under wicd itself. I have noticed that NetworkManager has just recently come into the SlackBuilds, and after noticing that it was Robby Workman who put it there, I emailed him asking his thoughts on wicd-vs-NetworkManager. He answered that he's started using NetworkManager himself. Perhaps time to move over as well ?
 
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:57 AM   #3
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I think you're going to have to come to terms with the 'ifconfig' command. What you want to do is definitely doable, but not under wicd itself. I have noticed that NetworkManager has just recently come into the SlackBuilds, and after noticing that it was Robby Workman who put it there, I emailed him asking his thoughts on wicd-vs-NetworkManager. He answered that he's started using NetworkManager himself. Perhaps time to move over as well ?
Thanks for the reply. Who knew ifconfig would be so easy? All I have to do is ' sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.2 up'.
And it works as expected! Thanks :]
 
  


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