Bit of an odd question.
I don't want to run loads of cables around the house, but I want my
firewall to be by the upstairs window to beam a wireless signal out across
the street. The room with all the computer equipment in is downstairs, and
there's about 20-30 metres of cable required to get from the firewall to
My parents PCs will also be upstairs, so that'll mean 4 cables trailing
upstairs (one from modem, one to hub, one to each PC.)
I have a few spare NICs which m0n0wall recognises, so I'm considering
wiring up a couple of sockets so that they essentially are crossed-over
(so NICs at either end can talk to each other) and assigning each its own
interface on m0n0wall.
I could probably just go and buy another switch/hub, but figured it might
be cheaper to do it this way.
So, assuming it is possible, is there a way to have the 3 NICs (LAN, and
the 2 optional ones) on the same subnet? It doesn't look possible at a
first glance. Maybe bridging would work? But I can only do a 1-to-1
mapping (so only one interface can be bridged to LAN.)
Or am I totally heading in the wrong direction here? lol
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