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Re: I'm one step away from Airport

I haven't been following this thread too closely, but here's how I got my airport to work (note - I'm using dummy IP addresses but your personal network should be in the range 192.168.XXX.XXX):

% ifconfig -l

do you see eth0 and eth1?  You should :)

% ifconfig eth0 down
% ifconfig eth1 netmask

where is the IP address you want to use for wireless. It should be on the same subnet as your AccessPoint. This will set up the local network route in your routing table (check with route -n).

Can you ping machines inside your local net now? Can you ping your gateway? You should be able to.

% route add default gw dev eth1

this adds the default route to your routing table and forwards through the gateway for any address outside your subnet. Your routing table should now have two entries, one for the local net ( and one for the default route (

Give this a shot and let me know how it turns out. BTW - it will help if you start with a clean routing table so you should flush all of the entries before you do the above. If you're still having problems, be sure to send output from "ifconfig -l" and "route -n" so I can see what's going on.

-- Blake

On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 06:12 AM, Rogério Brito wrote:

On Oct 15 2001, Orion Buckminster Montoya wrote:
Yep, sure did: good to know.  But what can I do?  I tried
route add -net netmask dev eth1
(based on the router and netmask from a Mac OS Mac that uses the UFO)
but it told me the netmask didn't match the router.

	Well, isn't a network address that mixes well with
        the netmask you've shown. You'd probably have to use

	While I have no idea of how to operate a wireless device (I
	have never ever *seen* one, much less played with one), I'd
	suggest that you first disable eth0 and only then activate
	eth1 if possible.

	Also, you'd probably need to have a default route to play with

	I can't help you with the remaining parts of your message.

	[]s, Roger...

  Rogério Brito - rbrito@ime.usp.br - http://www.ime.usp.br/~rbrito/

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