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manmath sahu

problem in switching network interfaces [solved]

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Hi All,

 

I am facing severe problem in switching network interfaces. Let me explain it in details.

 

Specs:

 

Mandriva 2008 Powerpack on Compaq Presario C700 Notebook

 

Situation:

 

1. At home I access internet through cable on my notebook

2. At office I access wireless internet on that same notebook

 

Problem:

 

Whenever I have to access internet at home I have to set up a Lan network interface and when I go to office I have to again setup a wireless network interface. It's really painful for me change the network interface everyday.

 

Requirement:

 

I want to setup both interfaces: wireless and lan, so that I have to just enable the lan interface at home and wireless at office, instead of doing setup everytime.

 

Please help me out.

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Use either wicd, or knetworkmanager. The former will work under any DE, while the second is for KDE.

Switching network interfaces on-the-fly using either of them is really easy.

I have used wicd on my lappy for a while (XFCE4 desktop), but currently I have switched to another, extremely simple and solid solution which is not available for Mandriva.

You'd better ask Iphitus about it, and if it could be ported to Mandriva! :D

Edited by scarecrow

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Use either wicd, or knetworkmanager.

 

Thanks!

I am using Gnome DE, plz tell me where can I get wicd. I searched a while for mandriva rpm of wicd but could not find.

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For Gnome, install NetworkManager and let this do all the hard work for you. I use this. :)

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For Gnome, install NetworkManager and let this do all the hard work for you. I use this. :)

 

I installed NetworkManager. But I don't see any menu, applet or icon of NetworkManager. How do I proceed???

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I installed NetworkManager. But I don't see any menu, applet or icon of NetworkManager. How do I proceed???

 

Well, finally the problem is fixed. Now I can change my network interfaces quite well from the little network icon...Now I see two interfaces: eth0 for my wirelss, and eth1 for my cable net. Actually I did not know that NetworkManager gets integrated with that network icon..

 

Thank you all.

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