[nSLUG] WiFi and ethernet too: how to make eth0 & wlan0 both work?
mspencer at tallships.ca
Fri Feb 24 01:10:48 AST 2017
Novel problem for me.
I temporarily have my laptop talking to the internet via wireless on a
cell phone set to act as an access point. Works fine, using wicd.
Now I would like to plug an ethernet cable into the laptop and also
talk to my desktop via my own LAN router which is not connected to the
internet, just to 3 local machines and a printer.
But configuring eth0 with ethtool seems to cause wicd to drop the wifi
connection. I can only get the cabled connection to work by killing
If I establish the cable connection first, I can then start the wicd
daemon from /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd okay. But then starting the wicd client
and connecting to the wifi access point causes the cable connecion to
go "Network unreachable".
I really don't know what I'm doing here. Even if both were working,
there would have to be a way to make a command (say, ping) use the
Any short answers or pointers to longer answers I can read?
Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
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