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 From:  "Patrik" <paake at telia dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Wireless network problems
 Date:  Mon, 23 Aug 2004 14:53:45 +0200
As no solution has been presented I guess I just have to buy myself
an AccessPoint then. Too bad this wifi didnt work out, and strange too.

/Patrik


>
> On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Patrik wrote:
>
> > Im totally new with m0n0wall but have my router up and running.
> > Its a WRAP with 3 interfaces (sis0 = LAN, sis1 = OPT1, sis2 = WAN).
> > I also have a minipci wireless network card attached, so
> > wi0 = OPT2.
> >
> > And I want to configure it as follows:
> >
> > I have two computers that I want to connect with ethernet. I thought
> > of having them connected to two different interfaces, LAN and OPT1.
> > I also have two laptops which to connect to OPT2.
>
> If the sole purpose of using the two interfaces is to avoid buying a
> switch, then I'd suggest just buying a switch. :-) They're not that
> expensive, and you'll need it anyway as soon as you add a third machine.
>
> > So WAN and LAN is up and running, thats why Im able to send this mail :)
> > But the computer which is connected to OPT1 is not responding. Its a
server
> > and therefor I thought of having it on an own interface. But how am I
supposed
> > to configure this? I would like every computer to communicate to each
other.
> > My initial thought is to bridge LAN OPT1 and OPT2 but its only possible
> > to bridge one interface to another.
>
> AIUI FreeBSD doesn't allow a given interface to be both part of a bridge
> and an interface that it uses for IP.  Since not having a LAN interface
> isn't an option, that means that you can't bridge the LAN.
>
> To make this work without bridging, you need to use different subnets for
> the two interfaces (and the machines connected to them).  If the m0n0wall
> is the default gateway for each subnet, then routing between the subnets
> should work correctly, but you'll still have limitations regarding things
> that expect to use broadcasts (e.g. NetBIOS broadcast name resolution).
> You'll also need to be sure that your firewall config allows traffic
> between OPT1 and LAN.
>
> Fred Wright
>
>
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