Problem moving a laptop between two networks

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at
Sat Oct 16 14:59:59 UTC 2010

On 10/16/2010 08:44 AM, Jay Ridgley wrote:
> Folks,
> I have been trying to use a laptop which works just fine on my home
> wireless and wired networks at my son's home.
> We both are running Ubuntu 10.04.1. I know about changing the
> /etc/network/interfaces and the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf files.
> I also use a different /etc/hosts file.
> Does the fact that he uses Network Manager and I do not, have any
> bearing here?  He uses DHCP for both  wired and  wireless,  I on the
> other hand use a static IP  for wired and DHCP  for wireless. Would that
> make a difference?
> When I attempt to bring up a wireless connection I am unable to do so;
> my system does not appear on his network. A wired connection works,
> however. What am I missing?
> If you need to see the files involved please let me know...
> Cheers,
> Jay
         Your making a big deal out of something very simple. Change no 
files. Get laptop working good at home. Then go to son's house and click 
on upper right side and your list of signal sources will show up. Find 
your son's and set it up.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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