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 From:  "David Kitchens" <spider at webweaver dot com>
 To:  "'Adam Nellemann'" <adam at nellemann dot nu>, <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Strange Wireless Behavior
 Date:  Mon, 8 Mar 2004 19:56:49 -0500
It seems that bridging IS the problem. By turning off bridging, I now see
two tabs in the DHCP page and after enabling and configuring, my WIC does
get an address from the soekris. This is all fine and well but is not a
bridge supposed to let DHCP pass anyway? Manual??? I would think if you
bridged the two networks, then any service running on one should be
available to the other. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Nellemann [mailto:adam at nellemann dot nu] 
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 11:53 AM
To: David Kitchens
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Strange Wireless Behavior

Hi David,

THis is a stupid question, but just to make sure:

Did you enable DHCP on your wireless interface? (There should be a seperate
tab for each assigned interface on the DHCP page in the m0n0wall webGUI!)



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
> 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.
> Dave