Can't get wireless to work with kubuntu 9.04
david at dmcentral.net
Sat Aug 1 14:13:57 BST 2009
On Saturday 01 August 2009 02:38:02 am Nils Kassube wrote:
> David McGlone wrote:
> > This is what my interfaces file looks like on my laptop:
> > auto lo
> > iface lo inet loopback
> > #auto eth0
> > #iface eth0 inet static
> > #address 192.168.2.2
> > #netmask 255.255.255.0
> > #network 192.168.2.0
> > #broadcast 192.168.2.255
> > #gateway 192.168.2.1
> > #dns-nameserver 192.168.2.1
> > #dns-search dmcghome
> > iface wlan0 inet static
> > address 192.168.2.3
> > netmask 255.255.255.0
> > gateway 192.168.2.1
> > dns-nameserver 192.168.2.1
> > dns-search dmcghome
> > wireless-essid dmcghome
> > auto wlan0
> > I had to comment out eth0 because for some odd reason, I couldn't
> > connect to wlan0 with the eth0 info in the file
> I think the odd reason is that both eth0 and wlan0 would be on the same
> network, i.e. 192.168.2.0. If you don't have your eth0 connected, the
> network seems to be unreachable because data are sent on either eth0 or
> wlan0 but not on both at the same time. That is the disadvantage of
> static entries if your hardware connection isn't static. You have to
> enable / disable the interfaces manually if they aren't connected.
I kinda figured I was having an IP address conflict, but never assigned eth0 a
different IP because I'm so meticulous about things and have to have things
neat and orderly and because of that I just had to have each of my 4 computers
assigned just 1 IP.
> > Without this info in the file, Internet wouldn't work for me.
> Then you didn't try to use networkmanager or wicd lately, they don't
> need static entries in the interfaces file. And they can handle
> switching wired/wireless more or less automatically.
Admittedly I haven't. I try to stick to the saying "If it ain't broke leave it
> > I doubt this will help, but I hope it does.
> At least it is always interesting to see how others have solved their
> network problems.
Yes it it. It's also interesting in other ways, for example, what you said
above, also made me realize just how meticulous I am.
Now I'm wondering if I suffer from OCD to a certain degree.
Isn't Linux great? :-)
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