View Full Version : [all variants] Is there any way to have to wired interfaces in WICD?

July 3rd, 2009, 07:54 PM

I'd like to know if there is any way to get my two wired network interfaces in wicd. I'd like to be able to have both eth0 and eth1 managed by this network manager.

Is it possible?


July 4th, 2009, 07:41 AM
yes just go into the preferences, put the name of your wired interface in and then tick "always show wired interface at the bottom:

July 4th, 2009, 10:44 AM
That applies for one wired interface, but the question was about two different wired interfaces. And last I checked, WICD doesn't support that, largely because the design they adopted at the beginning, where it focused upon only enabling one connection (ie. either wired or wireless) at a time, not to even mention multiple interfaces.

There are some works in progress towards this (like VPB (http://wicd.sourceforge.net/moinmoin/VeryPluggableBackends)), but nothing official as of yet, if I'm not mistaken.

July 4th, 2009, 11:22 AM
Well that's quite disappointing since I really need to be able to use two different wired connections.

Well I know the NetworkManager can do that but I can't use it because I'm encountering to many instability issues with my AR928X Wifi card...

Too bad... I'm gonna have a look VPB anyway, or create a script to dynamically change the eth interface. Thanks for your help t0mppa ;)