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 From:  "Braden McGrath" <braden at mcmail dot homeip dot net>
 To:  <gary at kryptic dash x dot com>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Workgroup issues
 Date:  Tue, 19 Apr 2005 11:27:29 -0400
This is your d-link's fault, not the m0n0wall.

Unless you have a need for a separate, NAT'ed subnet behind the d-link,
I'd advise simply plugging m0n0 into a LAN/switch port on the DLINK, and
disable the d-link's DHCP server.  (This is what you detailed in the
setup you were pondering.)  Just make sure you plug the m0n0 into a
switch/LAN port on the d-link instead of the internet/WAN port, and it
should work fine.  You're basically just turning the "wireless router"
into an access point instead.

I do this at home with a Linksys and a Netgear.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: gary at kryptic dash x dot com [mailto:gary at kryptic dash x dot com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 11:19 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: [m0n0wall] Workgroup issues
> Hey all,
> I got kinda a strange issue with my m0n0wall/ Home network. 
> This may not be a m0n0wall issue but I wanted to ask here 
> since you guys are familiar with m0n0.
> Basically, I have a home network with 4 computers and soon to 
> add at least one more. Currently I have a cable modem going 
> to m0n0 as my firewall/router. Out of NIC #2 it goes to a 
> linksys 5-port switch. The switch feeds 3 of the computers. 
> This is all good. All can surf, browse the network, etc.
> Next I have a cat5 running to a wireless d-link di-524 
> router. I have one laptop connected wirelessly. Out of the 
> box, it was able to browse the net since m0n0's interface is 
> and the d-link is  The problem is 
> that when i go to see my workgroup, the first 3 computers 
> only see  each other. The wireless laptop only sees itself. 
> So i am guessing it is a routing issue.
> I was wondering if this setup would be correct.
> - m0n0 interface
> - dlink interface
> [DHCP]
> -
> subnet: for both routers
> m0n0 would do the NAT, DHCP, etc. The d-link has a statically 
> assigned ip of and DHCP is OFF.
> The goal is to have computer 1,2,3 and 4 all on the 
> 192.168.1.x block and have them see each other on the network
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