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Old 10-19-2004, 02:58 PM   #1
jstreed
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network configuration (wireless and ethernet)


I recently setup my ibook with debian (very awesome), and I have one major problem still plaguing me. I can't seem to get the computer to activate wireless and ethernet at the same time. Ideally, I would like the system to prioritize the connections, looking for ethernet first, and if it's not available, use wireless. Unfortunately, if I activate both at "auto eth0 or eth1" in /etc/network/interfaces, neither of the connections will work. Any ideas?


/etc/network/interfaces:

#The lopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


#Primary network interface (ethernet)

auto eth1 (for some reason the installer named the ethernet at eth1)
iface eth1 inet dhcp


# wireless

#auto eth0

iface eth0 inet dhcp
pre-up modprobe airport
wireless_essid any
wireless_ap any
wireless_mode Managed
wireless_key off
wireless_nic ibook



Thanks in advance for any help,



Josh
 
Old 10-19-2004, 06:38 PM   #2
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interesting. If i have both cards in my computer, it allocates eth0 and eth1 automatically. i had to do an ifconfig on each one, but after that, no problems. Will research for myself, I am wanting to use a wireless card to connect to my wireless hub, and the wired interface to interface with another hub to provide internet access to another linux system thru the wireless hub. I use dsl and Slackware, and the network support seems to be strong. DSL uses debian bases, so maybe i will discover a fix for you
 
  


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