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Old 09-17-2004, 12:34 PM   #1
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Question disable ethernet, enable wireless

I'm not familair with linux networking, so this will be a trial and error adventure.. what I need now is to disable my two ethernet adapters (one is onboard, other is PCI) and enable my wireless card.. (the wireless card is PCI)

how do i get a list of network adapters? and how do i disable/enable them?
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Everything you are asking is a variation of the ifconfig command. So to see a list of all the network devices that are available, type just ifconfig. If you want to turn one interface off you use

ifconfig interfacename down

To turn it back on you use

ifconfig interfacename up

Ifconfig does a lot besides this, so you may want to have a look at the man pages.

Of course you will have to have the drivers for your card installed for this to work.


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