Re: absurdly simple LAN problem
On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 02:43:43PM +0100, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> On 16 Sep 2005, Clive Menzies wrote:
> > On (16/09/05 12:13), Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > > Under LAN IP setting, the entry for "Use Router as DHCP server" is
> > > ticked. The help file says:
> > >
> > > Use Router As DHCP Server
> > >
> > > The MR814v2 router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host
> > > Configuration Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration
> > > for the all the computers that are connected to the router.
> > >
> > > Unless told to change these settings by your ISP, leave the Use Router
> > > As DHCP Server check box checked.
> > >
> > > If your ISP has you clear this check box, you must have another DHCP
> > > server within your network or else you must manually configure the
> > > computer.
> > >
> > > * Starting IP Address: This box specifies the first of the
> > > * contiguous addresses in the IP address pool. 192.168.0.2 is the
> > > * default start address. Ending IP Address: This box specifies the
> > > * last of the contiguous addresses in the IP address pool.
> > > * 192.168.0.51 is the default ending address.
> > I noticed that your IP addresses are .20 and .22 respectively which
> > given the pool starting address would suggest they've been set manually.
> > Try editing /etc/network/interfaces to :
> > # The loopback network interface
> > auto lo
> > iface lo inet loopback
> > # The primary network interface
> > auto eth0
> > iface eth0 inet dhcp
> > For the laptop wifi it will probably be eth1
> > Make sure dhcp3-client is installed on both.
> > Regards
> > Clive
> No better, I fear. This is now looking a more difficult problem than I
> thought it would be.
> Seemingly I can still ping the desktop from the laptop but not the
> reverse. Ifconfig on the laptop now shows an inet address of 192.168.0.3
> for eth1, which seems odd; but pinging that doesn't work either.
> I'm very grateful to everyone for their suggestions but I'm starting to
> think it's about time to give up :-(
It looks as if the router does NAT between the wireless and the wired segments.
Can you configure the router to do bridging ?
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