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Last summer I set up my Slackware tower with a wireless pci card and got it working...it shows up as eth1. I also have an ethernet card that shows up on eth0. I only needed the wireless capability during the hot summer months. Since then I went back to my wired eth0 connection. Now I want to use the wireless again but am having problems getting a connection on eth1. I unplugged my wired eth0 connection, but that still gets an IP address. Should ifconfig show an ipaddress anymore on eth0?
I re-ran netconfig and then rebooted but eth1 is not getting the address. How can I turn off eth0?
I'm not sure what you mean. I have a static IP set up for my Slack pc...it's part of a network of 3 pcs and I give it the static address of 192.168.1.45 and my router is setup to always set up that IP address for my Slack pc. I may have disabled my eth0 card last year in Slack 10.1 in /etc/modules which is now /etc/rc.d/rc.modules-2.6.13 (I'm using kernel 2.6.x now and last year I was in 2.4.x). The wired card is a Netgear and uses natsemi and the wireless card is a Belkin which I bought a Linuxant Driverloader license (the bm43xx driver that can be built into the kernel makes my pc not boot).
Maybe I have to add natsemi (my wired eth0 module) to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist?
Last edited by linuxhippy; 06-16-2007 at 06:33 PM.