Hi, the problem would be, that m0n0wall support only Prism card at this
time...no Orinoco :((.
----- 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
> 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
> 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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