working with two nics (lan and wlan)
I have a headless machine on my home network with a LAN card and a
wireless card. If my lan cable is connected to its lan card, it gets an
IP automatically from my firewall machine. But if I activate the
wireless card, the networking seems to hang or freeze. My lan card is on
192.168.0.x network and the wireless card is on 192.168.5.x network.
Is there any way I can have both the cards active and networking
working? Perhaps by specifying somewhere which network has the higher
priority? This is so because there are many situations where I sometimes
want both cards up, mainly while trying out various wireless drivers
with my wireless card. Another situation when I want to transfer huge
amounts data via the wired network (higher speed) to other machines on
the local network.
Alternatively, I suppose ifplugd can handle multiple cards at the same
time. In my situations, can it be configured to use wlan card if it is
up, else to use the lan card?