Internet access

Donn donn.ingle at
Sun Mar 4 09:21:10 GMT 2007

> What is going on is that I want to roll back from wireless access to ethernet 
> access and everything I try fails.
> The actual negotiation with the ISP is made by the router, it gets an address 
> through DHCP and in turn my computer gets one from the router.
> Wirelless works flawlessly both in my desktop as in my laptop. When I 
> configure my desktop to stop using wireless and start using ethernet I don't 
> manage to connect. I don't know where to go from here to make it work.

I am not on Kubuntu right now but I would say you should be looking 
around in your boot scripts in /etc/(I forget the exact name) rc.d or 
init.d or somesuch. Look for things like "ifup" and "firewall" and DHCP 
and so on.
You could try something like : grep -Ri eth /etc/* -- looking for 
references to your eth card and track the problem from that end. Also 
grep in your /var/log/messages and dmesg.

I think you will find there is a script running that immediately hands 
the connection over to your wireless directly after the DHCP and you can 
hack that script.

Sorry for being so vague - I am fairly sure you won't fix this dicking 
around with gui windows, ya gonna have to get down and dirty on the 
command line :D

Good luck,

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