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 From:  "Chris Buechler" <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  M0n0wall <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless access point on ethernet card
 Date:  Mon, 10 Sep 2007 20:34:59 -0400
On 9/10/07, Michael Lenaghan <michaell at dazzit dot com> wrote:
> Hello, all.
>
> I'm running m0n0wall 1.231 on a box that has several network cards.
> One card (WAN) connects to a cable modem, another (LAN) connects to
> our LAN, etc.
>
> My intention was to plug a wireless access point--a Linksys WAP54Gv3
> to be precise--into one of the cards. For the time being I want to
> bridge my LAN with my wireless LAN and let traffic flow freely between
> them. (Later on I may want to separate the two networks; that's why
> the hardware is set up the way it is.) In particular, I would like to
> assign IP addresses from the DHCP server on my LAN; along with the
> address will come other network config info, including my LAN's DNS
> server address and WINS server address and such.
>
> First, is it correct or incorrect to give both cards an address on the
> same subnet?
>

When you bridge an interface, you can't give it an IP.


> Second, if it is correct will two cards on the same subnet
> automatically bridge, or would I still have to specifically bridge
> them?
>

You'll have to tell it to bridge the OPT interface to LAN.

-Chris