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Author Topic: Default Network Connection  (Read 1391 times)

Ralph_Ellis

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Default Network Connection
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:09:54 pm »

Hi,
I am running Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO on a Gateway laptop with a wireless card and a plug in ethernet connection. The internet connection that I want to use is the ethernet connection and that is set up and working properly. When I reboot the system, Vector Linux sometimes detects the wireless card and even though there are no active wireless networks in my area, the system tries to use the wireless connection as the default internet connection. I have worked around this by deleting the wireless connection and reinstalling the ethernet connection parameters. Is there any way to permanently disable the wireless connection, short of removing the card or forcing Vector Linux to use the ethernet connection as a default?
Thanks for your help
Ralph Ellis
ralphellis1@netscape.ca
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Freston

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Re: Default Network Connection
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 03:25:54 pm »

I'm new here myself. But the board seems welcoming enough :-D

This may do the trick
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chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.wirelessUnless you want something fancyful.
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newt

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Re: Default Network Connection
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 03:59:10 pm »

Another possibility is that the two nics are switching between restarts (i.e. eth0 and eth1 are switching devices between restarts).  There is a how-to the describes fixing an issue like this: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=979.0

HTH
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saulgoode

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Re: Default Network Connection
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 05:21:00 pm »

I was thinking you could blacklist the wireless driver module in '/etc/modules.d/blacklist'.

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Ralph_Ellis

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Re: Default Network Connection
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2007, 11:06:25 am »

I believe that Vector Linux was switching back and forth between using eth0 for wireless and wired connections.  Since I was not using the wireless for anything, I actually opened up the laptop and disconnected the wireless card. Even in Wndows, it was always a difficult pig of a card.
When in doubt, use brute force.
Thanks for the suggestions.
Ralph Ellis
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