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using both wifi and wired

Post#1 by radu » 03 Dec 2015, 22:21

Is it possible to configure the kiosk to use wired connection if available, and fallback to wifi if wired is not connected?

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Post#2 by francois » 04 Dec 2015, 03:26

I moved your post in the porteus kiosk edition section.
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Post#3 by fanthom » 04 Dec 2015, 10:19

@radu,
If you enable dhcp + wifi in the wizard then each connection will work as a fallback to the other. I'm not sure which one will be primary but i assume wired as it gets established faster.
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Post#4 by mrtn » 04 Sep 2017, 01:21

I have a further question about this issue.
Does "fallback" mean the wireless connection can take over only if the wired can't be *established* (eg. connect to the network and get an IP) and vice versa; or does fallback mean both connections are constantly monitored for properly working internet access and porteus automatically uses the interface with a working internet connection?

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Post#5 by fanthom » 04 Sep 2017, 09:37

Both connections are constantly monitored by dhcpcd and wpa_supplicant. They work on all available network interfaces so when first connection is lost then second one takes its role.

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Post#6 by mrtn » 04 Sep 2017, 21:42

Sorry for asking again, but I just want to be sure:
Are the connections monitored for (local) connectivity only or for actual availability of internet access.

With connectivity only I mean:
Wired: Checking for having an ethernet cable plugged in and an IP address of the local network.
Wireless: Being connected to the access point and having an IP address.

With internet access I mean more than just (local) connectivity, but in particular checking if "the internet works".

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Post#7 by fanthom » 05 Sep 2017, 06:20

This is local connectivity test.

Internet test would have to be handled by additional system customization. If pinging kernel.org does not work then switch wireless to wired (kill dhcpcd/wpa_supplicant on wifi interface).

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