Re: Hosts file.
- From: Bryn Evans <d@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:05:48 +0100
In a mad moment - Tim Hill mumbled :
In article <4e9b7bdc$0$30768$ba4acef3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Rick Murray
On 16/10/2011 17:37, Bryn Evans wrote:
The machine will have two MAC numbers [unique IDs] one for each
interface, wired and radio. However, as you wouldn't normally try to
use both at once, you only need one IP address
Errr... My eeePC is 192.168.1.10 (WiFi->internet) *and* 192.168.0.10
(wired, local intranet). At the same time, depending on whether I'm
looking at Google or the file dump box.
Don't you get warning messages? I had a laptop with both wired and wifi
which I did once give both the same IP address. WinXP drove me bonkers
because it had to keep telling me I had done that even though I was using
only one at a time, though not in so many words. It was more like the
robot in Space Family Robinson as usual.
An IP camera with both interfaces should be given two addresses, one each
There are plenty of addresses and each /interface/ should be given a
different address, not one for each device to be shared amongst its
That it works for you is luck or it has now been set up to cater for
situations where it is 'wrong'. Try using WiFi and wired at the same time
and see what happens. ;-)
For my set up I normally only use wired connections and turn all wifi*
off permenently at the router. As a result I have never investigated
using two IP address. If I want to take the EEEpc downstairs I have an
old WiFi access point (with its own IP) that I turn on at the wall,
and the EEEpc or any visiting family fondle slabs and dummies seem to
be happy with that.
* I'm a bit paranoid - there are only 12 houses in our cul-de-sac
but as I walked the EEEpc along the pavement the first day I got it
I found 14 wifi networks plus a public open net at York Racecourse
more than half a mile in a straight line away.
Strangely enough I was able to find two clear channels with a guard
chan. on either side - supose most users just switch on and accept the
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