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Old 08-26-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
miyagi
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wireless card + nic = no connection


I just installed my wireless card in my laptop (seems to be working fine, off topic) but when I boot up with it inserted I can't use the NIC to connect to the net.

Somebody said it has something to do with routing, but i'm clueless as to how i should set it up.

i have dhcp configured on my router and it worked fine before the wireless card came into play.

if i take the card out, the NIC becomes eth0 (as opposed to eth1 when the card is present (wireless card takes eth0)) and everything works fine.

is there anything i can change to make the NIC the default card for networking and only use the wireless card when i need it?

thanks.
 
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Old 08-26-2004, 08:11 PM   #4
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i figured it out.

interface names weren't causing the problem, but when the wireless card was inserted it got the eth0 settings (which i had set initially when i only had the wired NIC) and it was trying to get an ip address from a wireless DHCP server [which i dont have], whereas the wired NIC had no dhcp settings.

fix:

edited the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet.conf file and changed eth1 [wired NIC] to get an ip from the dhcp server. worked like a charm.
 
  


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