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While following the official directions, I edited /etc/network/interfaces, and made it look like this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto xenbr0
iface xenbr0 inet dhcp
    bridge_ports eth0

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet manual

Then as per directions, I restarted networking to enable xenbr0 bridge:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

wlan0 disappeared from ifconfig. This is a pain because that's how I get my internet. I had to edit the /etc/network/interfaces back to its original form.

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

to get back up. So how do I prevent the network from breaking? I need wlan0 for connectivity. All the tutorials and instructions for making a bridge for xen clients assume that you’re using eth0 as the primary connection. I am trying to set up xen so my VMs can use my internet connection on wlan0. Thank you

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What's the question? –  Oli Sep 24 '13 at 2:06
Didn’t even realize that I did not ask. I edited the post appropriately to clarify. Thank you for pointing that out. –  Andrew Sanders Sep 24 '13 at 15:08

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