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thibaudeaua

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Wireless NIC for external interface
« on: February 09, 2009, 04:20:30 am »
How do I change my external interface to wlan0 and put the internal interface at eth0 instead of eth0:0?

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 05:24:55 pm »
I followed the direction in the wiki, but it still refers to eth0 as my external interface.  Here is my interfaces file:

auto lo
        iface lo inet loopback
        address 127.0.0.1
        netmask 255.0.0.0

auto wlan0
        iface wlan0 inet dhcp


auto eth0
        iface eth1 inet static
        address 192.168.80.1
        netmask 255.255.255.0

The exports file is empty following installation.  The dhcp3-server file has just eth0 for the internal network.

 

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2009, 06:27:45 pm »
I think I have a temporary workaround using this thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=6779.0.  Anyone have a more permanent solution.

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 05:09:11 am »
http://linuxmce.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/hack-5-howto-modify-network-configuration/


use wlan0 instead of eth0  and  eth0 instead of eth1  I use this method

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 12:25:50 pm »
http://linuxmce.wordpress.com/2007/10/03/hack-5-howto-modify-network-configuration/


use wlan0 instead of eth0  and  eth0 instead of eth1  I use this method
:o Do NOT go poking around in the database manually, that is what the web-admin is for!
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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2009, 05:56:31 pm »
How do you do this in web admin? I added an extra wireless interface because the built in one was not very stable, so I have 3 interfaces eth0 ath0 and wlan0. when i look in web admin it says I have 3 interfaces and tells be eth0 is my external interface and ath0 is internal, but there is no way to change these (I actually now want eth0 for internal and wlan0 for external.

(I ended up hacking the database as per the previous post, but am in the process of a rebuild so would rather avoid it next time around!!!)
Thanks

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 01:35:50 am »
How do you do this in web admin? I added an extra wireless interface because the built in one was not very stable, so I have 3 interfaces eth0 ath0 and wlan0. when i look in web admin it says I have 3 interfaces and tells be eth0 is my external interface and ath0 is internal, but there is no way to change these (I actually now want eth0 for internal and wlan0 for external.

(I ended up hacking the database as per the previous post, but am in the process of a rebuild so would rather avoid it next time around!!!)
Thanks

The very first response to your thread lists a wiki page.... the very first thing it says on that wiki page is how to do this from the web admin...!!!

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Re: Wireless NIC for external interface
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 10:00:43 am »
Sorry to have asked the obvious. I had been looking in completely the wrong place: Advanced -> Network -> Network Settings!