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!
Last edited by ahmadj; 07-16-2010 at 09:49 AM.