WLAN troubles

Derick Rethans openmoko at derickrethans.nl
Wed Aug 27 09:19:11 CEST 2008

On Wed, 27 Aug 2008, nickd wrote:

> Joel Newkirk wrote:
> > 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.
> >>
> >> 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)

Yeah, I did this of course. Only one default route is left.

> I've experienced the same thing as the OP. Running Windows as my hosts 
> means it's a pain to set it up as a router, so I connect via Wifi and 
> use it for everything. My solution is to put the following in my 
> /etc/network/interfaces under eth0:
> up route del default gw
> This will remove your computer as the default gateway and use the 
> wireless one when the interface is brought up. Sometimes it fails so 
> I've had to put it in twice (yet to look into this).

Okay, I'll see if that does the trick then -- but I am sure I only had 
one route left in the "route -n" output.


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