Re: Can a particular network card be permenantly bound to an eth'x' number?
I have several network cards in my laptop - wired lan, wireless lan,
loopback & firewire. After a recent update (I'm running testing) my
interface numbers all jumped around so that instead of the wired lan
being eth0, it's now eth1 & the firewire is eth0. What defines what
eth'x' number is given to which network device? It's a pain having to
I may be mistaken but AFAIK the interface number is determined by what
order the modules are loaded into the kernel. On my laptop I have both
wireless and wired networks so to ensure consistency I use /etc/modules
to manually order the loading sequence.
Mechanical Engineering Graduate Researcher
University of Victoria