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When I type ifconfig,

I see wlan0 and eth0. I want to somehow bind these two together into one device.

How would I go about doing this?

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Sounds like superuser.com/q/262329 –  idbrii Mar 20 '12 at 15:38

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It sounds like you're after a bridge. It might not work with your wireless card (it depends on the model).

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I forget the exact question, but I've seen this before on one of the *stacks, and the answer was that it is not possible to do this in any useful way

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You can actually do it, e.g. as root:

modprobe bonding
ifconfig bond0 up
ifenslave bond0 wlan0 eth0

then use your preferred method of getting an ip address and a default route for bond0

You can also include it in /etc/network/interfaces with proper config for bond0 and an if-post-up line for ifenslave

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