Re: PCMCIA routing
I ran into a problem and I thought you might be interested in that
My situation is this:
I have two NICs plus a wireless network card that I'm trying to
configure together so that my box can act as a wireless access
point when the PCMCIA card is inserted.
Under normal conditions when you insert the pcmcia card into a box
that already has one present you get a routing table with two
entries for default network gateways. Something like this:
Destination Gateway Genmask
0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0 <<--This is a Network
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 <<--This is a PCMCIA
I have changed to code in /etc/pcmcia/network script to address
this as follows:
At approximately line 125 there is:
test "$GATEWAY" && /sbin/route add default gw $GATEWAY metric 1
I have modified that into two lines as follows:
test "$GATEWAY" && test "$NETWORK" $$ /sbin/route add $NETWORK gw
$GATEWAY metric 2
test "$GATEWAY" && test ! "$NETWORK" $$ /sbin/route add default gw
$GATEWAY metric 2
I personally changed the metric from 1 to 2 for not really good
reason as nothing I have uses metrics anyway.
But considering that I use a FastEthernet connection on everything
and my Wireless card is a 2MB, it made sense to raise the metric
value somewhat. That's arbitrary in my opinion.
In any event. I would appreciate it if someone could look this
over and let me know if I'm sane on this change.
I downloaded the pcmcia version this morning (version .25?) so I
think it is applicable.
I have found this problem/fix on Slackware 7.1, Debian/stable, and
This patch allows me to use this box as a Wireless access point or
Michael Bauer wrote:
> Hi TOM
> > If my card is 192.168.2.1 my typical routing ends up where
> > everything is routed through this interface.
> > I want to be selective down to 192.168.2.0/24 only and leave the
> > default routing to another interface.
> > The problem is that I want to have two routing defaults:
> > 192.168.2.0/24 goes to 192.168.2.1
> > everything else goes to 192.168.0.1
> in my /etc/pcmcia/network.opts I got the line GATEWAY="192.168.18.1"
> AsFarAsIKnow this is the solution to your problem. comment that line or
> set your gateway in.
> Good programmers know what to write, Great programmers know what to
> Eric S.
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