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Old 08-04-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Oslo, Norway.
Distribution: Debian Sarge
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need help with /etc/network/interfaces

I have eth0 and eth1. eth0 is cable, and eth1 is my wlan.

eth1 is the problem here. I've read the manpages for interfaces, and i've tried google, but i still can't find anything that solves my problem. I want eth1 to start up during boot (if a cable (eth0) isn't connected).

This is what i have in /etc/network/interfaces for eth1:


iface inet eth1 dhcp
ifdown eth0
route del default gw
ifup eth1
key <my key>
route add default gw <my gw>


I took this from a script a friend wrote for me earlier, now i just want to set everything up myself - but i can't figure out how to do it right.

Old 08-04-2004, 07:00 PM   #2
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Oslo, Norway.
Distribution: Debian Sarge
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I got it eventually :-)


# eth1 = wlan interface
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static
address <ip>
netmask <netmask>
gateway <gateway>
up iwconfig eth1 essid <essid>
up iwconfig eth1 key <key>



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