Re: DLink 713 router/firewall/WAP
On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 06:02:25PM -0500, tom wrote:
> Anyone have any luck getting a Wireless Access Point / Router /
> firewall appliance working with the WAP part?
> I've got everything running, but I'm really lost when it comes to
> the configuration of a WAP.
> Very little documentation anywhere.
I'm not using an access point, but rather a PCMCIA adapter on a
non-portable system. I have configured a separate subnet for the
Wireless LAN and have configured all hosts on my wired subnet to
route through the non-portable system to get to the wireless subnet.
('man route' for more.)
Everything works pretty well except for the connection from the
wireless subnet to the Internet through a Linux firewall that is doing
IP filtering (ipchains on 2.2.18 kernel) and NAT. It seems not to be
able to route to the Wireless LAN, probably due to misconfiguration
between NAT and routing or possibly there is a bug or limitation. Some
day I'll try 2.4.x and iptables to see if I can do better.
In the mean time, I run 'junkbuster' on the non-portable system and
specify that as the proxy for hosts on the wireless subnet. That
gets me web browsing. That combined with just telnetting to the
non-portable system and running whatever I want there provides a high
enough level of functionality to make this shortcoming a non-issue.
In any case, the PCI/PCMCIA adapter and extra wireless card cost
less than any base station (this for 802.11b and using Orinoco
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