In message <BAY107 dash F20174F86BD942B585922E3A6F70 at phx dot gbl>, RP Smith
<rpsmith at hotmail dot com> writes
>>You may want to check out one of my previous posts on this subject:
>>You can have OPT1 bridged to WAN _and_ still access OPT1 from LAN - the
>>secret is to use advanced NAT. I'm using it that way now! And you
>>don't waste any IP addresses, either.
>I tried your advanced NAT rule but so far no luck. I'm a little
>confused as to the correct net mask to use for the rule. How do I
>determine the correct mask? Also, the main problem I'm having right
>now is that as soon as I bridge my DMZ to my WAN, I can no longer reach
>the Internet from my NATed LAN hosts. If it matters, the DMZ interface
>I'm trying to bridge to my WAN is actually my Optional 2 interface. My
>Optional 1 interface is a NATed 192... network.
>Thanks for the help Neil.
Well, you're the second person who's said the same thing. the odd thing
is I've had it running here for just under a year and a big proportion
of that was on a 1.2beta. Currently running 1.21 with no problems.
I'll try setting up another box with the same config but it won't be for
a couple of weeks now. I'll go from scratch and see if I can get it to
work. If I do get it to work I'll take screen shots and work out a
When you say Internet access isn't available as soon as you bridge the
OPT interface to WAN, do you mean literally that - when you select
'Bridge with WAN' and then save in the GUI?
Perhaps try resetting to defaults, setting OPT2 to a 192.168 address,
ensure that you can access a box on that network, then bridge it and
re-address the box on that interface and test again. You shouldn't be
able to access it. Then enable advanced NAT and it should then work.
Neil A. Hillard E-Mail: m0n0 at dana dot org dot uk