Hi Unix/Linux community,
I have a small problem with a device I am connecting to my laptop, running Debian Linux. While connected to a router on my
wlan1 interface (using wicd, if that matters), I am adding a static ip to my
eth0 interface using something like
ip addr add 192.168.0.2/24 dev eth0.
The address and routes are registered correct, but I cannot contact the device until a later point in time. If I try to ping it, I get a number of 'destination host not reachable'. Eventually the device answers and I am able to communicate with it - but not after waiting for this seemingly arbitrary period.
Do you have any ideas what could be causing this? Why can't it just resolve the device immediately?
Thanks for your help!