[ILUG] how to manage multiple nics,
multiple networks on a laptop?
jm at jmason.org
Tue Mar 14 16:36:27 GMT 2006
I use "whereami", which is good for this. It allows the kind of
decision-tree approach Paul mentioned, based on what SSIDs are found in
"iwlist scan", the presence of ethernet signal according to mii-tool, the
DHCP range assigned, etc. etc. , and then lets you run arbitrary commands
based on what "location" it decides you're at.
kevin lyda writes:
> I have a laptop with one built-in wired nic (eth0). I sometimes use a
> wireless pcmcia card (eth1) or a wireless usb dongle thingy (wlan0).
> What I'd like to be able to do is plug in an ethernet cable, or plug in
> eth1 or wlan0 and get my connection up. The problem is that different
> networks have different configs.
> All the wired networks support dhcp. But all have different printers.
> Some of the wireless networks require an essid and/or a wep key. And
> once connected, I'd like to reconfigure the printers.
> I've apt-cache searched and found a number of these tools, and wonder
> which ones people might recommend. I'm not that interested in a gui -
> I'd really like something to just do it's thing in the background.
> The one that looks the most intriguing is ifplugd and waproamd.
> Has anyone dealt with this problem and what did you use? If not, does
> anyone have this problem and would they be interested in any solution I
> Kevin Lyda <diamond> kevin is my comic idol
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