[nSLUG] wireless routers

David Potter dlpotter at ns.sympatico.ca
Mon Nov 1 17:49:42 AST 2004



Peter Cordes wrote:

>On Thu, Oct 28, 2004 at 03:15:42PM -0300, David Potter wrote:
>  
>
>>Hi Jim,
>>
>>I just didn't want to buy another Wireless card if I could make it work 
>>with Linux... The Windows and Linux box sit side by each and the router 
>>is in another room - not easily accessible by ethernet wire....
>>
>>It is now working... I'm sending this from the Windows box  over the 
>>wireless link to the Linux box.
>>
>>The last  ;-) hurtle is that if the Linux box boots first Windows 
>>complains that there is a IP address conflict and it shuts down the 
>>Windows interface... probably a Windows 'Bindings' conflict.
>>    
>>
>
> It should be possible to have a setup like this:
> 
> Internet ---- router ~~wireless~~ linux --- windows
>
>  
>
Yes, I now have this configuration running...

dlp

> That's what you're talking about right?  Or is the cable modem connected to
>something else?
> 
> I think the easiest thing to do is run ethernet bridging on the Linux
>machine.  Then it's like having a 3-port switch built-in to the Linux
>machine: the wireless NIC, the ethernet NIC connected to the windoze
>machine, and the br0 interface that the Linux machine itself is "connected"
>to.  So your GNU/Linux machine will get an IP from the router with DHCP on
>its br0 interface.
>
> I guess your cable modem is in the other room with the router, otherwise
>you could have the cable modem connected directly to the GNU/Linux machine
>and then use the "router" as a switch/AP.  (I do that at home.)
>
>
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