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Hi, this is partially in reference to http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-54469.html I have a laptop with Slackware 10.1 and the discussed Wifi setup. My question relates to the installation scripts for the network ...
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    Using slackware with both ehternet card AND PCMCIA Wifi


    Hi,

    this is partially in reference to

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-54469.html

    I have a laptop with Slackware 10.1 and the discussed Wifi setup.

    My question relates to the installation scripts for the network setup.
    Should I try loopback and what should I put for the nameserver/gateway data?
    And is there a good manual way to configure slackware to use my wireless card as primary connection to the internet?
    I'm totally willing to shutdown the ehternet card and related links as I won't be using that anymore, except for in emergencies.

    If you would like me to post any data then let me know.

    Thanks so much,

    Marinus.

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    if you want to make you wireless card your default connection so you should modify /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and comment the eth0 ( your wire card) configuration it will look like that.where eth1 is your wireless card
    Code:
    # Config information for eth0:
    #IPADDR[0]="10.0.0.2"
    #NETMASK[0]="255.255.255.0"
    #USE_DHCP[0]=""
    #DHCP_HOSTNAME[0]=""
    
    # Config information for eth1:
    IPADDR[1]="10.0.0.3"
    NETMASK[1]="255.255.255.0"
    USE_DHCP[1]=""
    DHCP_HOSTNAME[1]=""
    
    # Default gateway IP address:
    GATEWAY="10.0.0.1"
    and you can put the nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf
    you can also put the hostnames in /etc/hosts

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    SOLVED!!

    I added the following to rc.d/local

    #!/bin/sh
    #
    # /etc/rc.d/rc.local: Local system initialization script.
    #
    # Put any local setup commands in here:

    echo "Connecting to linksys"
    iwconfig ath0 essid "linksys"
    iwlist ath0 scan
    iwconfig ath0 essid "linksys"
    iwconfig ath0 mode "Managed"
    iwconfig ath0 rate "auto"
    ifconfig ath0 up
    iwconfig
    /sbin/dhcpcd ath0

    the dhcpcd must have done the trick.

    Thank you for your added input!

    Marinus.

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    Actually, in Slackware, wireless devices will always be recognized before regular ethernet cards. /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia is executed before /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

    I've modified my rc scripts to always start ethernet before wireless. Now I know that eth0 will always be the actual ethernet port on my laptop and not my Lucent card.

    And, in this case, rc.inet1.conf would not have worked because the device is ath0, not eth0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geskorup
    Actually, in Slackware, wireless devices will always be recognized before regular ethernet cards. /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia is executed before /etc/rc.d/rc.modules.

    I've modified my rc scripts to always start ethernet before wireless. Now I know that eth0 will always be the actual ethernet port on my laptop and not my Lucent card.

    And, in this case, rc.inet1.conf would not have worked because the device is ath0, not eth0.

    $0.02
    Actually in slackware my ethernet card was the default connectinon (eth0) and every time i reboot i must do that to make my wireless card(eth1) working
    ifconfig eth0 down
    /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart eth1
    so when comment the eth0 information in /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
    that will prevent eth0 from being UP .and eth1 will work on startup

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