I have external IP's. There is no NAT from my provider. Right now I
am NAT'ing one of those IP's for my internal network and that works
great. I can forward ports to certain machines, etc.
There are other offices near me who would like to share my connection
wirelessly. I think I have figured out what needs to be done on the
m0n0wall. I have two ways of doing that, either bridge one of my WAN
IP's to OPT2 and let them use that external/real IP on the WAN of
their wireless router, or create my own NAT and give them a private IP
to use on the WAN of their wireless router. (Obviously I would charge
more for the public IP, as I only have a few of them.)
I guess my question has evolved and now seems to be, if I have 2 NIC's
in my m0n0 (OPT1 is NAT and OPT2 is bridge to public/real IP), how
would I get both of these to one wireless router to distribute? I'm
afraid if I ran two network cables to the LAN of my Linksys WRT54G I
would create a network loop, but maybe not, because each NIC would
each be a different network. Or maybe I have just engineered the
biggest networking joke you all have heard of. Either way your
thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.
On Mon, 9 Aug 2004 09:59:16 +0200, sietze <m0n0wall at sistemaseuropeos dot com> wrote:
> > ISP----Mono as router-------your box (routed IP, not nat)
> That is an interesting suggestion. I've seen others asking on this list
> whether this can be done.
> And the answer was "no".
> The reason was that, apart from wireless, m0n0 only supports ethernet. So
> all ISP connections like USB, ISDN, POTS, ADSL etc. are out. Regrettably :(
> If the ISP gave you a router then that router probably will be natting,
> giving you NAT behing NAT again.
> The only scheme I am aware of that would work here is an ISP router that is
> configured as a bridge. No NAT, and ethernet on your side.
> In case you didn't get a bridging router from your ISP the suggestion at the
> time was to build a BSD box and configure it as a bridge yourself.
> Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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