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Easily move between wired and wireless networks
Authored by: HooshNu on Aug 27, '04 10:43:00AM

How well does this work when you plug back in? I've got network home directories at home as well, and have managed a few times to successfully switch on the fly from ethernet to AirPort (with different static IP's set on each interface, since my wired and wireless networks are currently on different subnets), but plugging the cable back in never switches it back to ethernet. The connection is live, but file transfers happen over AirPort instead of ethernet, even with the interfaces set in the proper order in System Prefs. Have you done a file transfer to test the speed to see if it switches back?



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Easily move between wired and wireless networks
Authored by: crispyking on Aug 27, '04 12:30:39PM

If your interfaces are on different subnets, then any connections you make on one interface will stay on that interface for the duration of that connection. I would expect that when you plug back to the LAN, any new connections you make would go through your LAN port. You need to have the same IP address on both interfaces for existing connections to move between interfaces.

When I plug back to the LAN, all my connections revert back to the LAN interface. I verified this by checking the ARP table on my server ('arp -a'). The ARP entry for my laptop changes back to my wired interface's MAC address and there is no ARP entry for my wireless interface.



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Easily move between wired and wireless networks
Authored by: HooshNu on Aug 29, '04 10:50:58PM

THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

I set this up over the weekend and it works FLAWLESSLY!!! I can't believe how cool this is. In fact, as a test I was downloading the 10.3.5 update. With the LAN plugged in I was getting 1.1MB/sec, I unplugged the LAN and the speed dropped to 300Kb/sec, then I plugged it back in and right back to 1.1MB again, and the download never even paused! This one belongs in version 2 of the book. [Comic Book Guy]Best...hint...EVER![/Comic Book Guy]



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