I have two boxes, one Woody with a 2.4.18 kernel and one Testing with a
2.4.20 kernel. The /etc/network/interfaces are identical except for the
static addresses. The Testing box signs on to the network at bootup,
the Woody box does not. Specifically, the interfaces file for the Woody
box is as follows:
iface wlan0 inet static
On bootup ifconfig shows only the loopback interface while ifconfig -a
shows the above values but wla0 is not up. The command ifup wlan0
produces a reponse that wlan0 is already configured. If I then enter
the following two commands:
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.2.105
route add default gw 192.168.2.1
the wlan0 interface comes up and the gateway to the internet is open.
As stated above, the interfaces file for the Testing box is identical
accept that the address is 192.168.2.104.
I don't understand why Testing comes up on bootup and Woody does not and
I don't understand why entering values for the address and gateway which
are identical to those in the interface file brings the Woody interface up.
Can anyone help?