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I'm running arch linux on a vaio laptop and I'm trying to set it up so I have 3 available connections and can select which to use. Right now I ...
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    Multiple Networks


    I'm running arch linux on a vaio laptop and I'm trying to set it up so I have 3 available connections and can select which to use.

    Right now I have my wired eth0 and built-in wireless eth1 connections settup and working - they are both enabled at boot. Now I would like to add a linksys wpc54g card via a pcmia port.

    I would like to then stop any of them from enabling at boot - setting it up so after my system is on I manually enable the one I want.

    I've been looking here to research my linksys card - and I have ndiswrapper installed - but I wanted to hear some input before I go further.

    How can I set up my wireless card to be eth2? Is that possible? I know how to stop them from enabling at boot - but how will I enable them after starting up? What is the command to enable a network connection?
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
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    If you run the tool:
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    system-config-network
    you can configure all your networks/devices; each has an option to enable at boot. Once they're configured you can use that tool, or the command line (with 'ifup ethX' and 'ifdown ethX') to control each interface seperately.
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    Code:
    [root@thebrandon ~]# system-config-network
    -bash: system-config-network: command not found
    [root@thebrandon ~]# pacman -S system-config-network
    system-config-network: not found in sync db
    
    [root@thebrandon ~]# ifdown eth0
    -bash: ifdown: command not found
    [root@thebrandon ~]# ifup eth0
    -bash: ifup: command not found
    [root@thebrandon ~]#
    Do I need to set these up before using them? I'm running Arch 0.7.2
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
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    dhcpcd eth0 / eth1 starts my internet up after boot.
    I still can't figure out how I'll manually set my linux card to be eth2. Not sure how to 'set' those types of things.
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
    14" Dell Inspiron 1420N 2GHz Core2Duo 2GB RAM 160GB HD : Xubuntu

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