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casar

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wlan0 external & eth0 internal in LMCE 10.04
« on: January 15, 2013, 11:13:59 pm »
This time i do not write to ask for help but just to share a workaround to a problem i had. It might be helpful in the future for noobs like myself.

I have LMCE installed on a laptop that has a wlan0 and an eth0. By default, LMCE considers that eth0 should be the external connection while wlan0 the internal one which is fine unless someone wants to have a good wireless router  to send the signal all over the house.
So, my setup is the following: a modem-router from my provider, LMCE laptop connected to it via wlan0, eth0 connected to a second wireless router.
To make the switch initially i used the "swap interfaces" button on the networking section of the Web Admin but i was still getting eth0 as external. So i installed Wicd. From terminal i executed
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sudo ifdown eth0
then i connected wlan0 to my provider's router. Afterwords, i went back into the terminal and excuted
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sudo ifup eth0
and the connection to my second wireless router started automatically. Info about how the internal wireless router needs to be configured can be found at http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Internal_LAN_setup