Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

Nils Kassube kassube at
Tue Dec 9 21:32:16 UTC 2008

Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> --- On Tue, 12/9/08, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> > Did you perhaps enable roaming mode in NM and disable it
> > afterwards?
> Yes, after the initial switch to wired it did.  NoOp had said to
> do that on one of his replies.  It didn't seem right thing to do but
> I did.  Do you think that's what changed my settings bach to 
> wireless mode?

Well, I wouldn't say it was wrong. It is just the problem of conflicting 
suggestions from several people. OTOH, if you only followed suggestions 
of a single person you might end nowhere if you didn't pick the right 
person and that person doesn't have the right idea. I thought you wanted 
to use a static setup, that's why I gave advice for that route. I had 
seen NoOps suggestion to enable roaming mode but I didn't remember if you 
had tried it. That's why I asked. At least now I'm quite sure this was 
the reason why your interfaces file was modified.

> Right now I've got everything with network
> manager in ist's name purged from my system so that should
> keep things the same I think.

Yes, I think so, unless you install Wicd which has a similar functionality 
to NM.

> BTW, this old system is doing 
> so many strange things I may do a fresh install of Hardy hoping
> to fix things.  

If you do a fresh install, please try NM and DHCP first before you go back 
to a static setup and tell us if / what problems arise. I would really 
like to know if there is and advantage for you with a static setup.

> I tried to reply to you with TB earlier but couldn't 
> edit the reply within your HTML post.  Just one of the strange
> things going on.

Yeah, it is really strange because I didn't post HTML :)

> It's static right now as that's the way I left it. 

Just one last question: Did you try to use different IP addresses for 
wired and wireless interfaces? And if so, did it improve your connection 


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