I had this same problem when I had WLAN bridged with the LAN, I had to
turn off the bridging to get a DHCP and also DNS working on WLAN.
David Kitchens wrote:
>Doing some wireless testing with a Soekris 4521 using a Netgate MiniPCI
>wireless adaptor. I'm using the 1.0 Monowall image and the AP is functioning
>extremely well. I am amazed that I can go almost 100 yards in any direction
>of my home and still have a signal! The 5dbi antennae that Netgate has is
>just amazing, I can't wait to try my 14dbi Hawking antennae!
>Now to my problem, I first set things up with no encryption and I had my
>laptop plugged into the LAN as well so I didn't see the problem right off.
>It seems after some testing that monowall is only giving a dhcp address to
>LAN clients. It will not give an address to my laptops Orinocco wireless
>card unless my DLink PCMCIA is plugged in at the same time. Now it gets even
>wierder, if I turn encryption ON, the Orinocco card will not get an IP
>address at all! The Orinocco utility says it is connected to the AP but with
>0.0.0.0 as an IP, if I ipconfig /renew, it gets a 169. windows default
>address. Only by turning off WEP can I get an IP from monowall and only if
>its hard wired to LAN. Once I get an IP, I can surf the web fine as I made a
>rule to allow all traffic on OPT1 which is the wireless interface.
>Am I missing something here? I assumed the DHCP server should dole out IP's
>to any WIC that comes into range.
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