July 30, 2009

How to setup network, two different settings?

I have posted about this earlier maybe now i'll have more answers.
I have an Acer E510 laptop, i managed to set up my internet connection at home with pppoeconf, just folowed the instructions and it works fine. One day I wanted to use my laptop at work and i tried to connect to the internet by setting up the connection manually. At work we have a small network, but after i typed in all the details like my IP address, netmask, gateway, DNS saved the connection and it did not work. Is there a possibility to make it work, i would like to have the two connections so i would just plug in the cabele and Ubuntu would just recognize which connection it is. How can I setup these two accounts.

Thanx in advance!!!!

Configuring you're network environment is some thing Linux can do perfectly...

Configuring you're network environment is some thing Linux can do perfectly unattended

In you're Linux Distro you Should be able to map different configurations for you're all you're networks.
wpasupplicant for wireless and ifplugd + guessnet for wired connections utilize the mappings configuring you're network for you're current location. And more (change you're default printer for example) I am sure this is plenty of information to search for a proper Howto on the web.

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Just use network manager and add config there to your eth0 card to have at...

Just use network manager and add config there to your eth0 card to have at least one IP address configured. If you've DHCP on both ends you don't even need to modify anything. If you've a static address you can add it exactly in the same way you do with your windows machine.
Even more, take a look at this
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/ubuntu-networking-configuration-using-command-...

or manually modify /etc/network/interfaces and add something like this
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.10
netmask 255.255.255.0
network 192.168.1.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1

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I'm not sure everything you done...but in the case of Ubuntu until you get...

I'm not sure everything you done...but in the case of Ubuntu until you get more comfortable with command line I'd suggest you let the 'network manager' handle your connections.

If you right click on the network manager you will see an option to "edit connections". Since your office is not based on DHCP (meaning you have to manually configure your IP address, DNS, router/gateway) it would be easier for you to just set up your DSL and office LAN networks here.

You can check to automatically connect on either one when you are changing locations.

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