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Easily move between wired and wireless networks
Authored by: T u r b o on Aug 26, '04 07:13:42PM

This doesn't really seem 'easy' to me. My simple solution since the 10.1 days is to have both interfaces setup with a static IP. Just make it the same for both the Ethernet port and the Airport interfaces.

I've been doing it this way for years, and I've never had a problem accessing NFS shares and such upon wakeup; it connects to my WRT54G immediately upon opening.

- Mike



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Easily move between wired and wireless networks
Authored by: crispyking on Aug 26, '04 07:29:06PM

You're right; now that I think about it, just setting the IP address manually is an easier way of describing it.

In my case, since I was already using a DHCP server for my LAN, it was easier for me to just add an entry there. :-)

FYI, if you're doing it with DHCP, the static entry for the wireless interface needs a different host name or dhcpd complains. Fortunately, the MacOSX set-hostname script (in /System/Library/SystemConfiguration/Kicker.bundle/Contents/Resources) ignores that and sets the hostname based on a reverse DNS lookup.



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