For some technical reasons, I need to have Ubuntu 14.04 Server started just with WLAN.

That means, no Ethernet start up.

If I do so, it always takes some more time on the start up. I mean this "Waiting for 60 seconds ..." dialogue, if there is no Ethernet-cable plugged into the server.

Is there a possibility to suppress this dialogue and make Ubuntu start quicker?


I suggest you edit /etc/network/interfaces to not start eth0 automatically. For example:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

#auto eth0
eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
wpa-ssid <your_network>
wpa-psk <your_secret_password>

By commenting out 'auto eth0', you tell the system to not start eth0 automatically.

  • Thank you chili555! This helped me! Sorry, that i gave you such a belated answer. Sometimes the WLAN is breaking its connection. I use wicd network-manager to cope this problem, but it is breaking once again. Is there a better possibility to stablize the WLAN-Connection? Greetings BornToFlyBert – BornToFlyBert Apr 11 '15 at 18:58
  • That's a different question which I suggest you post. Include the wireless driver from either lsmod or lshw -C network. If my answer above has been helpful, please accept it. – chili555 Apr 11 '15 at 21:18

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