Trottinett is a simple network interface manager, written to allow a laptop computer to quickly switch between a wired and a wifi connection while optionally using the same MAC address for both interfaces.
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How does it work?
Trottinett's mode of operation is very simple:
If a network cable is connected
- Disconnect the wifi interface
- Run DHCP on the wired interface
If no network cable is connected
- Use wpa_supplicant to connect to a wireless network
- Run DHCP on the wifi interface
Trottinett uses some third-party software to do the heavy lifting:
- A DHCP client. Currently only dhcpcd is supported. Make sure to disable persistent interface configuration in the
dhcpcd.conf configuration file or you will end up with lots of outdated DHCP leases.
- wpa_supplicant to manage your wifi settings. You may want to use
wpa_gui for extra comfort.