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ArchiMark

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Easy Way To Switch From Wifi Card To Ethernet Card?
« on: March 25, 2008, 05:58:08 pm »
Got Titchy working OK overall....however, at work I don't have WiFi access, just ethernet.

I installed Titchy using my Ambicom WiFi CF card, works great...

But now when I try using my Socket 10/100 CF card it doesn't connect to net....

What is the easiest way to get ethernet card working?

Also, what is the easiest way to be able to switch back and forth between using WiFi and ethernet cards?

At home I'll probably use my WiFi card and at work ethernet card....

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 09:57:51 am »
Do the old fashioned terminal commands work?  Do a dmesg to see if it's seeing the card inserted.  Then do an ifconfig to see if it's actually seeing it as a network card.  If if is, then you "should" be able to do an ifconfig ethX up, dhcpcd, or dhclient (can't remember which it uses) ethX.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 08:03:16 pm »
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But now when I try using my Socket 10/100 CF card it doesn't connect to net....

the socket/symbol card is a spectrum24 chipset which is a "soft mac", i.e. it's not an ethernet card until firmware uploaded to it, so check you have the right kernel drivers and the firmware, and that it's loaded on pcmcia insert event. cacko has the required firmware, let me know and I can post the file(s), but I think a copy is already here.

when card exists as a valid device, just hack the appropriate entries into /etc/network/interfaces.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008, 10:53:24 pm »
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Do the old fashioned terminal commands work?  Do a dmesg to see if it's seeing the card inserted.  Then do an ifconfig to see if it's actually seeing it as a network card.  If if is, then you "should" be able to do an ifconfig ethX up, dhcpcd, or dhclient (can't remember which it uses) ethX.

Thanks for your help, Barry...

OK, dhclient does the trick!!

After I do that card is working and I am connected to net....

Tried this with WiFi card and then Ethernet card, worked for both!!

 
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 10:55:35 pm »
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But now when I try using my Socket 10/100 CF card it doesn't connect to net....

the socket/symbol card is a spectrum24 chipset which is a "soft mac", i.e. it's not an ethernet card until firmware uploaded to it, so check you have the right kernel drivers and the firmware, and that it's loaded on pcmcia insert event. cacko has the required firmware, let me know and I can post the file(s), but I think a copy is already here.

when card exists as a valid device, just hack the appropriate entries into /etc/network/interfaces.

Thanks for the explanation, speculatrix, didn't realize that about the card.....

 
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