WLAN troubles

Joel Newkirk freerunner at newkirk.us
Wed Aug 27 01:53:38 CEST 2008

Derick Rethans wrote:
> I get a DHCP lease, with nameservers and all, the route is correct too.
> However, I can't do any sort of connection - nor ping.

I have a similar problem when I fire up wifi, and it's caused by having two
default routes.

Try "ip r" and see if it lists two default routes - one out usb0 and one
out eth0.  If it does, try "ip r d default via" to delete the
route pointing out usb0, and see if that resolves it for you.  (Linux
supports multiple default routes, but there should be a 'metric' specifying
priority, or advanced custom routing tables to support multiple
simultaneous uplinks - like load-balancing traffic on two DSL lines from
one network)


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