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Old 11-18-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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Multiple networks on Fedora


Hi all.

Let me confess at the beginning, that this is my first major networking assignment; so the terminology might not be absolutely adequate. However, I will try my level best to explain my requirements, and the steps that I have already taken.

So,
my motive is to allocate a network-connection on Fedora 14, using WPA/WPA2 enterprise authentication. I have a F14 base machine, and a F11 virtual-image hosted in a VirtualBox.

Now, I have been able to carry out the stages of installing, configuring and testing a Freeradius server (which provides RADIUS authentication protocol) using the links ::
http://olex.openlogic.com/wazi/2011/...th-freeradius/
http://deployingradius.com/scripts/eapol_test/

The Freeradius server is running on my F14 machine. Also, I have been able to carry out the testing both locally, and remotely (with the aid of F11 machine), with the Freeradius server.

Now.. comes the actual thing....
I have a router, on which I have set WPA/WPA2 enterprise authentication, using TKIP/AES protocol. Upon rebooting the router firmware, I am no longer able to connect (on either of F14 or F11) via the wireless interface. I am however, able to connect (on both F14 or F11), if I connect a two-jack-wire, with one jack into the router, and another jack on my F14 laptop (remebering that F11 is a virtually hosted image).

Now, I intend to do the testing for connecting to the network via wireless interface. I believe ::

a. That I continue to need the two-jack-wire, so as to provide a network-communication medium between the router, and the Freeradius server (which is running on my F14-laptop).

b. To actually test connecting to the network via wireless interface, I need to somehow be able to have two connections simultaneously (one which I already have of the wired connection).

Assuming part a. is true, how can b. be accomplished?


I am using NetworkManager as the backend, and nm-applet as the frontend, to manage connections.


Looking forward to some enlightenment.

Regards,
Ajay
 
Old 11-18-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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Just for brevity, lspci lists two interfaces (amongst others) - one for ethernet; other for wireless.

Code:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications AR8152 v1.1 Fast Ethernet (rev c1)
 
Old 11-18-2011, 01:22 AM   #3
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So, I think, the following question summarises all my queries ::

How to have simultaneous wired connection and wireless connection on Fedora 14?
 
Old 11-18-2011, 01:28 AM   #4
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first you do not want to be STILL using fedora 11 .
It is 5 versions and 2.5 years OUT OF DATE

nor do you want to be using fedora 14 for a network
in 2 weeks ( 14 days) fedora 14 hits END OF LIFE at that point there will NEVER be any support for 14

please STAY CURRENT if you are going to use fedora

install Fedora 16 first
 
Old 11-18-2011, 03:46 AM   #5
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Thanks JohnVV for the reply.

Actually, our software is based on F14 and F11; and we do not intend to move to later version, unless it is absolutely necessary.

If there are some obvious problems in configuring WPA/WPA2 enterprise authentication on F14/F11, please let me know; else I may be left wondering in the dark for days to come.

Please do not take this as arrogance; but we will not be moving to later versions of Fedora, just for this feature (if at all WPA/WPA2 enterprise has problems on F14/F11).

Thanks again for the reply.

Regards,
Ajay
 
Old 02-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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This turned out to be a naive question :\

The thing is, that at a particular moment, the maximum number of "simultaneous" networks is equal to the number of network-interfaces on the system. So, if there are two ethernet cards, one wireles piece of hardware, and one 3G usb stick; one can be connected "simultaneoulsy" 4 different networks.
 
Old 01-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #7
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How did you solve it?

Hi Ajay,

How did you solve connecting to two networks simultaneously? I have a similar requirement and I want to know how you solved yours.

Please take some time to look at my post:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ly-4175531098/

Thanks.
 
  


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