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 From:  Jens Wellhausen <jw at ib dash wellhausen dot de>
 To:  Christian H Borrman <chb at orange dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch, cbuechler at gmail dot com
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal and WRT54G
 Date:  Thu, 30 Jun 2005 09:09:12 +0200

maybe it is interesting for somebody: I have tested my setup (WRT54G 
with alchemy firmware and a wrap m0n0wall with captive portal) with 
different versions of m0n0wall: Authentication works for me with 1.2b2, 
but not with 1.2b7 and 1.2b8 and 1.2b9.
"Not" means, that the MAC/IP of the AP is authenticated, and not the client.


Christian H Borrman schrieb:
> Hi,
> This set-up (WDS with Sveasoft, and other firmwares) Works in 1.2b7, but not
> in 1.2b8 or 1.2b9, for some unknown reason, we get the same issues with the
> latest two m0n0wall Beta. 
> The only linksys firmware you may like to try is the portless networks one,
> as I read somewhere that it is the only firmware to do a true wireless to
> LAN bridge, however, WDS on this firmware is done via Shell and then
> committing to NVRAM if you want WDS to work after a reboot, however this
> means if you want to later add other WDS clients after commit to NVRAM on
> the original ones, you will have to flash all linksys routers and start from
> scratch again.
> However, given that this works on 1.2b7, you may wish to just use this
> firmware.
> Christian
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jens Wellhausen [mailto:jw at ib dash wellhausen dot de] 
> Sent: 24 June 2005 08:09
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch; cbuechler at gmail dot com
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Captive Portal and WRT54G
>  >> Hi there,
>  >>
>  >> I have installed m0n0wall 1.2b8 on a wrap box, configured the captive
>  >> portal for radius authentication and everything worked very fine 
> when >> I
>  >> had an D-Link 2000AP+ accesspoint attached to the m0n0wall.
>  >>
>  >> Now I would like to use a Linksys WRT54G as accesspoint (with >>sveasoft
>  >> alchemy firmware), because it would be nice to extend the wireless 
>  >>range
>  >> using WDS. Unfortunately, the authentication does not work anymore,
>  >> because the IP and MAC address of the accesspoint are authenticated, 
>  >>and
>  >> not the client...
>  >>
>  >> As I have read before, it is not possible to use an IP routed network
>  >> behind the captiveportal, but how can I disable the router in the 
>  >>WRT54G
>  >> in that way that it acts like a simple accesspoint? Using WDS later
>  >> should not be any problem because it is a MAC-layer protocol, am I 
>  >>right
>  >> here?
>  >>
>  >In 1.2b8 you can do authentication based on IP only.
>  >
>  >I don't know about the Sveasoft firmware, but with the Linksys
>  >firmware you just have to plug one of the LAN ports into the m0n0wall,
>  >not the WAN port, and it briges the wireless over to the LAN port.
>  >
>  >-Chris
> So far I think I am doing right. I have connected the WRT54G using a LAN 
> port, switched off the WAN port, but no success. The next step could be 
> to flash back the original Linksys firmware. But it would be very nice 
> to use the WDS, so are there any other ideas (for example, other 
> accesspoint hardware)?
> Jens
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