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 From:  John Andrunas <andrunas at treyarch dot com>
 To:  David Kitchens <spider at webweaver dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Strange Wireless Behavior
 Date:  Mon, 08 Mar 2004 09:23:16 -0800
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:

>Hi Gang,
>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
> 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.


John Andrunas
IT Engineer
Treyarch Corp
andrunas at treyarch dot com