Alejandro 'Lanjoe9' Valenzuela
lanjoe9 at prodigy.net.mx
Wed Jun 2 23:06:41 GMT 2004
Hello everyone, I've got a bridging problem...
after much effort, I managed to make the 3com 3CRDAG675 card work under
FreeBSD 5.2 -current, thanks to Sam Leffler's patch.
I'm trying to bridge the wired and the wireless networks together vía
FreeBSD, so I do this procedure:
1) The wired card (realtek rl0) is configured vía sysinstall to have a
static IP address (currently 192.168.0.99, netmask 255.255.255.0 ) and
as a gateway and dns server, a windoze 98 machine with ICS (don't kick
me, the stupid modem won't work with anything else)
2) The wireless 3com nic is started with the following commands:
kldload ath0 (I tried compiling it in the kernel but it would give errors)
ifconfig ath0 ssid earth mode 11g mediaopt hostap up
3) The bridge is set up with these commands (bridge support is compiled
into my kernel as option BRIDGE ):
4) The wireless computer (currently windoze 2000, hopefully FreeBSD 5.3
will run on it and then I can get rid of Windoze) has been configured to
have this static IP: 192.168.0.198 , netmask 255.255.255.0, gateway &DNS
The problem is, from the wireless computer I can always ping and see the
other computers, but the other way around does not work (I can't even
ping the wireless computer from the wired ones, including the bridging
one), and I can only connect to the internet from the wireless computer
(and see that wireless computer from the other ones) when I'm contacting
in some way the gateway computer (for example hearing a sound file
stored in the gateway computer).
What could be the cause?
Thank you very much in advance and sorry for the long message.
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