[ILUG] Re: Strange problem with WiFi cards
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sat Mar 26 16:15:04 GMT 2005
On Sat 26 Mar 2005 12:13, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > I have two identical WiFi cards (Orinoco Gold PCMCIA cards).
> > I use one in my laptop all the time, and it works perfectly.
> > I thought I would try the other this evening,
> > but for some reason it would not connect to my desktop.
> > It is as though Linux somehow takes my usual card as default,
> > though I don't find anything anywhere to specify that.
> That's probably a routing issue. If you have two network interfaces
> enabled, linux (or any OS for the matter) has to figure out which interface
> to use to connect to a given resource.
Thanks for your response.
I probably didn't express myself properly.
I only have one interface, eth0, on my laptop,
and that is what I am using with both WiFi cards.
(I am using the default orinoco_cs driver.)
My desktop has several interfaces,
which is why I use the network 192.168.3.0 ,
but I don't think that is relevant.
The only sense I can make of it
is that it has something to do with dhcp leases,
but I don't see anything relevant there in the files I've looked at.
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