enabled WPA wireless security and broke ethernet configuration

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Tue Jan 16 00:16:53 UTC 2007


Peter Garrett wrote:

> On Mon, 15 Jan 2007 15:18:30 -0500
> "Jeffrey F. Bloss" <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com> wrote:
> 
> [snipped good info about N-M and /etc/network/interfaces ]
> 
> > If you don't need a static IP set up, NM is da bomb. :)
> 
> If you do need static IP, you can achieve the same effect by setting a
> static arp in your router/access point, if that is available as an
> option on your equipment. You can associate a MAC address with your
> desired LAN IP. ( My router has this setting, YMMV)

Good hack! I don't know how many consumer grade routers support this
sort of MAC/IP mapping (my Linksys doesn't without third party
firmware), but  it really is one of those "best of both worlds" type
solutions. Maybe I should bite the bullet and just go for that upgrade
I've been staring at, itching to try. I've got a spare box that needs
wiped and reinstalled and a couple extra NICs laying around, so it's
not like I couldn't come up with a usable router in a pinch. ;-)

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