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Thread: How to configure wireless and PPPoE at the same time

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    Re: How to configure wireless and PPPoE at the same time

    Quote Originally Posted by Radissthor View Post
    That's precisely what I do, I reconfigure /etc/network/interfaces and reboot every time.

    What is the NM?

    So how come it cannot be done. If I'm not mistaken, Windows could.
    Dunno why you should need to reconfigure each time - settings should stick.

    Sorry... NM is short for Network Manager.

    This isn't Windows... Surprisingly, last night I booted up my Jaunty laptop and connected to my home network and neighbor's wireless simultaneously - so maybe NM (again, that's Network Manager) CAN handle more than one... traditionally, not.
    (For what it's worth - I didn't try to connect to neighbor's wireless - Ubuntu just found the open wireless network and connected.)
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    Re: How to configure wireless and PPPoE at the same time

    Quote Originally Posted by Radissthor View Post
    Could you be a bit more explicit, keeping in mind my knowledge of Computers is quite limited
    That is hard to do without knowing the model of WAP you intend to buy and how it is setup. It SHOULD come with instructions. Be sure to ask the vendor that you purchase it from.
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    Re: How to configure wireless and PPPoE at the same time

    Thanks for the replies.

    Whenever I run pppoeconf the computer is already connected to the wireless and it then connects to the PPPoE, so it is connected to both.

    When I reboot, /etc/network/interfaces looks like this:

    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback


    #auto dsl-provider
    #iface dsl-provider inet ppp
    pre-up /sbin/ifconfig/eth1 up # line maintained by pppoeconf
    #pre-up /sbin/ifconfig/eth1 up # line maintained by pppoeconf


    #auto eth1
    #iface eth1 inet manual

    And then part of the code is again repeated, but without the # signs. I have to edit it to remove the repeated 4rd line (pre-up ...) and remove all the other repeated lines, the reboot and starts again getting wirless correctly.

    By the way, I'm running a Dell Inspiron 1525. The driver manager says I'm using a Broadcom STA Wireless Driver

    Hope this information helps to solve the problem...
    Thanks for all the replies

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