[kwlug-disc] IP addresses and gateways--my google-fu seems to be lacking

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jan 16 18:12:57 EST 2014


On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

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> Brent wrote:
> > It seems like internet traffic is refusing to use the wireless link
> > when the wired one is connected, even tho there is no route to the
> > internet
>
> There's a BIOS setting on my laptop that automatically disconnects the
> WiFi whenever I plug in a LAN cable. As far as Network Manager is
> concerned, I no longer have any WiFi radio hardware (or maybe it thinks
> I've switched it off with the button above the keyboard, I don't recall).
>
> I also don't recall what the wording of that setting is, but I can
> (and did) disable it. I'm loath to shutdown and poke at my BIOS just now
> to refresh my memory. Sorry.
>

Or ...

If your laptop has a little on-off switch for WiFi, then switch it off,
then connect the LAN cable.
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