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 From:  "Lee Sharp" <leesharp at hal dash pc dot org>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] captive portal and wireless repeater (wds) problem
 Date:  Sat, 8 Apr 2006 02:47:46 -0500
From: "dny" <mail2dny at gmail dot com>
> On 4/8/06, Mike Ansell <mike dot ansell at norrcom dot com> wrote:

>> Sounds like your wds nodes are NAT masquerading
>> What kind of WAP and wds hardware are you running. I had a similar 
>> problem
>> with IkarusOS.

> i'm pretty sure it didnt do any natting.
> and these facts support my believe:
> - all wireless clients can ping each other, and firewall can ping to
> all clients, regardless which ap/repeater they connect to.
> - all clients can ping to firewall
> - all ip is in same network/subnet and retrieved by dhcp from firewall
> - the firewall settings already disabled from all wireless ap/repeater gui
> - windows network neighbourhood can see all computers, regardless
> which ap/repeater they connect to.

> all my wireless is linksys wrt54g flashed with ddwrt firmware.

If you can, flash to Tofu.  It does the client connection better...  And WDS 
may not be properly proxying your MAC address, which would cause this 
problem.  Try setting one in client mode, and connect to the ethernet port. 
If it works, it is a WDS thing.