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Hello, I didn't really know where to post this question, since I've been using Funtoo for awhile, thus not an install question...and I'm unsure if this is a "desktop" question. I use funtoo on my personal laptop and would like to setup networking a little more robustly. I've read the Networking page (and after hours upon hours of confusion, realized exactly how different Funtoo is from Gentoo just by trying to set up a static ip) and IMHO the wiki page is a little lite on the topic of stacked runlevels and examples of use. It doesn't help that I know very little about networking, and have no clue what 95% of these words mean :( I would like to configure my machine so that if an ethernet cable is plugged in it takes higher priority over all other connections and the wifi automatically stops its connection. If an ethernet cable is not present, the wifi stays enabled and works as you'd normally expect, and giving the ability to connect to scan and connect to other networks. Also, with one last constraint...whenever connected to my home network, I use a fixed static IP address, regardless of wired or wifi connection. To add even more to this...eventually, I'd like to add VPN and different user tools to easily switch between servers. (Actually, I'm already able to do this part...with current setup). How should I go about doing this? Could I please get some guidance? Maybe this is a tough question, perhaps we can figure it out together :D . Also, if I get this figured out...I plan on writing an tutorial about the set up. Any insight would be much appreciated. Thanks, Rick
Whenever I boot into funtoo, my wifi will only connect for about 2 seconds until losing connection and reconnecting, but I haven't had that problem on the other network I've connected to. Just so you know, I have the problem no matter how strong my signal is. I'm using networkmanager to manage my connections, and I havent edited any config files regarding networking, and my wifi card is a "Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)" My home wifi has the interface wlp5s0, and is encrypted with a wpa psk passphrase. My network supplier is Uverse, if that's any use to anyone. The other wifi has the interface wlan0 (I'm pretty sure) and I don't know how it's secured, but I needed a passwork to connect. The owner said that's it's very "open" , although I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. None of these networks are hidden, by the way.
So, I now have a basic working Funtoo installation, as detailed from this post: http://forums.funtoo.org/topic/410-new-funtoo-user/ However, I am stalled on static IP configuration, and have no internet connection. All of our machines here at work have static IP addresses, whether desktop or server. Ugh. I have configured (or so I think) via instructions for "Server Network Configuration": # cd /etc/init.d # ln -s netif.tmpl netif.eth0 Using nano, I created /etc/conf.d/netif.eth0 configuration file with this info: template="interface" ipaddr="188.8.131.52" gateway="184.108.40.206" nameservers="220.127.116.11" domain="funtoo.org" And then: # rc-update add netif.eth0 default Also rebooted. During boot, it indicated that eth0 was up, but "RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable." Other than not having my netmask info, this is the same static IP info I usually use for this machine. What am I doing wrong here? Thanks!