notebook multi-homed question
Robert Ken Francis
rkfrancis1 at adelphia.net
Sat Feb 11 08:11:26 PST 2006
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> Lowell Gilbert
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> Subject: Re: notebook multi-homed question
> "Robert Ken Francis" <rkfrancis1 at adelphia.net> writes:
> > Hello,
> > This is probably a common hardware configuration. I have a
> > NIC in my notebook and a built-in NIC. My wireless NIC is 10 times
> > slower than my built-in NIC so I prefer to just plug in the
> > NIC when I can.
> > I would like to have them both going to the same router. In my
> > Windows partition I have a "Network Bridge" to bridge together the
> > NICs. The soft bridge has its own IP address. The
> advantage is that I
> > don't have to configure anything or do anything. It just works. Is
> > there a software bridge like this in FreeBSD?
> if_bridge(4) should do most of what you need, and even
> implements spanning tree, but it might take a little work to
> make sure that the wired connection gets the traffic when present...
> Lowell Gilbert, embedded/networking software engineer, Boston area
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Thanks Lowell. It seems like you are the only one who replied. I
tried if_bridge(4) but I don't think I got the configuration right, and
Worse I ended up blowing out my wireless NIC... it no longer is
able to ping local IP addresses but I can still surf the Internet.
So for me I'm out of it. But for others is there a HOWTO?
This has got to be a common problem for notebook and laptop
users with a built-in NIC and a built-in or cardbus wireless NIC.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
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