[TriLUG] Debian Ethernet Bridge Woes
rvestal at trilug.org
Wed Feb 1 11:45:45 EST 2006
No, this is a "fresh" debian install. The nic is working in the stock
kernel. The new kernel is not working. the wireless is eth1, the wired
(to my hub) is eth0
Rick DeNatale wrote:
>On 1/31/06, Roy Vestal <rvestal at trilug.org> wrote:
>>Hey guys. I have an old Toshiba laptop (the old "TriLUG" laptop), and
>>I'm trying to build a wirless ethernet bridge from my house to the
>>garage. "Why not just buy an appliance?" You ask? Those of you that know
>>me know "Cause I'm cheap".
>>Here's what I need help with. I'm trying to build it using these
>>I'm trying to recompile the kernel, the "Debian way", and add bridging
>>as per the above. When I boot into the new kernel, my wireless card
>>doesn't work. PCMCIA seems to be, but it says "eth1 is not available".
>Was it working before?
>It might not be named eth1. For example my wifi card comes up as ath0
>(it's got an atheros chipset and I'm using the madwifi driver).
>You might want to look at the ifrename package. ifrename allows you to
>rename an interface based on various criteria such as the mac address.
>Visit the Project Mercury Wiki Site
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