can I use wireless & wired cards together?

Eric Anderson anderson at
Thu Jun 16 01:40:33 GMT 2005

Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 09:07 +0930, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>>The only potential problem is if you want the cards to share the same
>>IP address space.  That will only work if the net masks are different.
> That's actually pretty annoying.  I can't disable the onboard wireless
> of my T42, so I have no choice but to use it on wireless (or
> edit /etc/rc.conf, reboot, and remember to re-enable it later) when I'm
> at home --- not so nice when I want to do large data transfers between
> it and my desktop box.  :(

I wrote a quick-n-dirty shell script that looked at the link status of 
my ethernet card - it was connected up, then I used that, and downed the 
wifi card along with deleting all the ip info from it.  If it was 
disconnected, I set up the wifi as usual.


Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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