[ILUG] Re: Strange problem with WiFi cards
typedef at eircom.net
Sat Mar 26 16:44:54 GMT 2005
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> 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.)
You interchange the two cards (or) you use them both at once ?
If you use them both at once... you'd end up having eth0 and eth1 or
ethN and ethN+1, which would imply that dhcpcd eth0 *woudln't* configure
the second card !!! ! !
If you *interchange* (ie don't have them both connected at once) then
either there is some breakage with MAC addresses (easily fixed), or
there is some breakage with hardware .
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