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Old 10-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
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wifi to ethernet ip persistence

my friend has a question...

i have network manager and a wifi laptop. i run downloads and switch from wifi to wired, but my downloads drop. how do i set my wifi ip to pass over to the 10basetx seamlessly and not drop anything?

thanks in advance
Old 10-04-2012, 08:10 AM   #2
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In a simple routed, wired/wireless, home network, probably not possible. Whenever you
disconnect or reconnect the network cable, while a (network level) conversation
is active, you risk dropped packets. Any time this happens, your computer could
cause the server at the other end of the (application level) conversation
becoming confused, and dropping the connection.

Given a properly setup network metric, you should be able to automatically
switch back and forth between the Ethernet and WiFi connections. But that won't
guarantee no dropped packets, if you're in the middle of an application

So I am going to guess the answer is no, 100% seamless, no packet's dropped... not possible


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