Re: Network Interfaces
On Sun July 22 2007 14:10, Telly Williams wrote:
> What concept am I missing?
> If I have my laptop connected to the computer through an ethernet, if I
> switch it to a USB port, how do I have the OS pick it up? It seems that I
> have to have the computer installed with whatever interface that I plan to
> use. Am I making any sense?
I have never used usb but I do use a wireless pcmcia card in my laptop. It
just needs an entry in /etc/network/interfaces to work. Mine looks like
-- /etc/network/interfaces --
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface ath0 inet dhcp
-- end --
I suspect usb networking also needs an entry in there..