[nSLUG] WiFi and ethernet too: how to make eth0 & wlan0 both work?
odoepner at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 17:32:26 AST 2017
I use wicd on my laptop, too, (Debian Jessie, desktop is XFCE).
Everything is vanilla installation.
The wicd daemon is automatically started as a system service.
The XFCE session manager automatically starts "wicd-gtk --tray" right on
I switch between wired and wireless simply through the wicd UI (from the
No low-level configuration, nothing.
Usually I let it connect to a wireless network.
When I plug in ethernet, that shows up as an option in the wicd UI and I
can select it.
Maybe you are trying to configure too much low level stuff, making things
complicated that would work out of the box?
On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> wrote:
> 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
> desired interface.
> Any short answers or pointers to longer answers I can read?
> - Mike
> Michael Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada .~.
> mspencer at tallships.ca /( )\
> http://home.tallships.ca/mspencer/ ^^-^^
> nSLUG mailing list
> nSLUG at nslug.ns.ca
🐭 🐮 🐱 🐵
German : ßäöüÄÖÜ
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the nSLUG