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Old 08-24-2004, 04:14 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 and two network interfaces

From my experience, I can't have the ethernet network and the wireless network enabled at the same time if I want the wireless network to work. But here's my problem. I got a Rio Karma and I want to use it through the ethernet port. But at the same time I want to be able to access the internet (with my wireless card). Does anyone know how to set it up so both can be used at the same time?

Old 08-25-2004, 07:44 AM   #2
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The problem here is probably one of routing.

You can only have one default route, which tells your computer how to send network traffic (packets/datagrams) to a given IP address if it doesn't otherwise know how. This is usually set to your internet gateway, possibly hosted by your ISP.

I suspect that you are trying to set both network cards as the default route; in which case, only one will work at a time because you can only have one default.

What you need to do is set up the routing table for the wired ethernet card so that it is not the default route, but does have a routing suitable for the Rio Karma's IP address.

If you can't do that through YaST (I'll check this evening if I remember), then you want to look at the /sbin/route command.

Hope that helps,

Robert J. Lee


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