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 From:  "M.K." <kraus at seznam dot cz>
 To:  "m0n0wall Lists" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Can't get DHCP address from Wireless card
 Date:  Mon, 15 Dec 2003 02:34:09 +0100
Hi, the problem would be, that m0n0wall support only Prism card at this
time...no Orinoco :((.
Bye Mick


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Courtney" <dcourtney at cfl dot rr dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 3:39 AM
Subject: [m0n0wall] Can't get DHCP address from Wireless card


> This is probably a "stupid question", but here we go anyway ...
>
> I plan on buying a Soekris net4801 so I can experiment with embedded
> systems for educational purposes.  I plan to use m0n0wall with it so I
> figured I would download the PC, CD ISO and familiarize myself with
> m0n0wall before the new hardware arrives.
>
> I downloaded the ISO, burned it with XCDRoast, no problems so far.  (I
> couldn't get m0n0wall to successfully boot on *this* machine but I don't
> have a floppy drive in this computer so I assume that was the problem?
> But instead of telling me I don't have a floppy drive, m0n0wall seems to
> hang part way through the kernel detection process.  No big deal there.
>    Might just be an anomaly with this computer.  It boots fine on my
> other machine which does have a floppy.)
>
> My *other* machine has a Netgear FA311 PCI NIC and an Orinoco PCI to
> PCMCIA bridge with a Lucent/Orinoco Gold 802.11b PCMCIA card in it.  I
> have Linux installed on that machine and am able to use the Wireless
> card with no problem.  When I boot from the m0n0wall CD and select
> option 1 to specify the LAN/WAN setup, I do see the MAC address for the
> Orinoco card.  So I assume that means m0n0wall recognizes the PCI to
> PCMCIA bridge as well as the PCMCIA card?
>
> I set the WAN (the Netgear PCI card) to sis0, and the LAN (the Orinoco
> Wireless card) to wi0.
>
> Unfortunately I'm unable to get an IP address via DHCP from the m0n0wall
> server/firewall.  Since there doesn't seem to be a command line of any
> kind (that I can find?) in m0n0wall, I'm pretty much at a dead end.  I
> don't know where to look.  I rebooted the computer and took a look at
> the XML config file to see if there was some kind of default SSID or WEP
> enabled or anything like that, but I didn't see anything that I could
> change.
>
> I tried manually setting the IP address on my Wireless card (being sure
> to match the IP subnet of the m0n0wall server) and I still couldn't get
> to the server's web config.  (The wireless card in this computer works
> just fine by the way.)
>
> I also tried physically unplugging my Netgear wireless/router thinking
> that the signal coming from the Netgear wireless/router might be
> interfering with the Orinoco card on the m0n0wall machine.  That didn't
> help.
>
> I switched the LAN and WAN (sis0 and wi0) and was able to get an IP
> address from the DHCP server and was able to the web server config by
> coming in over the Netgear PCI card.  So at least the server seems to be
> functioning properly.
>
> So that's it really.  Does anyone have any ideas as to why the m0n0wall
> firewall/server won't give me an IP address over the wireless Ethernet?
>
> -- David
>
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