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Old 05-20-2006, 04:35 PM   #1
Adrian Baker
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Smile How do I 'switch on' net connection manually?


Hi all

I have Suse 10.0 dual booting nicely on my laptop and it all works really well (other than a booting problem discussed on another thread).

I configured ndiswrapper to drive my wireless card and when I boot my laptop it starts up the card and connects to my home wireless network, so no problem, BUT....

... if I don't have my wireless network turned on when I boot up the laptop, it obviously can't connect. So, I turn on the network, but then what do I do with my laptop? It doesn't connect automatically, so I obviously have to use the console to start things up. Being a relative newbie (I'm getting much better though!) I don't know what command I need to use.

Could someone please enlighten me.

Thanks
 
Old 05-20-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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/sbin/ifup [devicename], and to bring it down, /sbin/ifdown [devicename]. Otherwise you should find some utils in you system menus in gnome or kde. Those commands need to be run as root.

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Old 05-20-2006, 05:41 PM   #3
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I'll give that a try - thanks.

What Utils am I looking for? I use KDE
 
Old 05-20-2006, 05:45 PM   #4
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wow - that was easy. I just turned my connection on and off again.

Thank you so much. :-)
 
  


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