auto-configuration of network interface does not work automatically if another interface is listed in the settings file
|Reported by:||stippi||Owned by:||axeld|
|Blocked By:||Blocking:||#7475, #12109, #14627|
|Has a Patch:||no||Platform:||All|
Haiku revision is hrev37183, so this bug may have been fixed meanwhile, but I didn't read anything in the commits to this effect.
I have two network interfaces with Haiku drivers in my laptop. One is a WiFi device, the other is wired. When I did not use the Network preflet yet on a fresh installation, the wired device is auto-configured and used. I believe the WiFi is also automatically used after using setwep on the command line and when there is no wired connection. However after I used the Network preflet for the first time, it generated an "interface" settings file which includes some configuration for the WiFi adapter. The auto-configuring wired adapter is not mentioned. Looking into the code of the Network preflet, this is intentional. However, the wired adapter is not anymore auto-configured after booting. I have to manually issue "ifconfig /dev/net/ipro1000/0 auto-config" on the command line after each boot to get working network.