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Old 07-12-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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HOWDOI implicitily configure a USB NIC to be eth(whatever)


I have a laptop that is running KNOPPIX. It has 1 onboard NIC, I also plug in 2 usb ethernet NICs.

Now my question is how do I implicity setup it up so that the onboard NIC is eth0 and also either that the USB NIC in USB port x is eth1 and USB port y is eth2 or that USB NIC with MAC address xx is eth1 and USB NIC with MAC address is eth2.

Either option in regards to the USB NICs is fine.


Old 07-13-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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the first ethernet driver loaded and detected will be eth0, the second will be eth1, and the third eth2.

load the onboard NIC drivers before the USB drivers, and the onboard will be eth0.

on normal distro's its just a case of tweaking the modules boot script, wit knoppix you may have to re-master the CD.
Old 07-20-2005, 01:15 AM   #3
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Cheers, thanks for that. However the issue I have is not whether between onboard versus usb NIC's but between multiple USB NICS, up to four.

Now how do I specify that if a USB NIC is in a specific slot that it will always be assigned let's say eth3 and a different USB NIC in another slot will always be assigned eth2 etc.



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