Your plan makes sense logically but technically less, may I suggests if you
want to bridge the network, you could plug your Linksys directly on the lan
side switch you have. If you don't have a switch, plug the Linksys to the
lan side on the lan switch(Linksys) and then plug your other device to the
switch(Linksys). Make sure the management ip on the Linksys doesn't clash
with any other IP on your lan segment. Let the current DHCP do the ip
assigning, and the Linksys do the encryption.
On the other hand, may I suggest you just use your 3rd interface as a router
with an "allow all to all" rule. This will make your future security rules
easier to implement. Then active the DHCP on this interface, and plug your
Linksys to it. You will create a sort of DMZ and will not have much
configuration to do to get this up. Maybe 10 min.
From: Michael Lenaghan [mailto:michaell at dazzit dot com]
Sent: September-10-07 5:30 PM
Subject: [m0n0wall] Wireless access point on ethernet card
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
Second, if it is correct will two cards on the same subnet
automatically bridge, or would I still have to specifically bridge
(I'm assuming that I specifically want to bridge *somehow* in order to
get the DHCP and WINS packets moving across the cards.)
My apologies if I'm barking up the wrong tree; I'm afraid I'm still a
newbie at this and I couldn't find this info in the docs. At least,
not where I looked...
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