Dlink-g520 Wireless and WEP more
flexble2547 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 26 10:32:32 PDT 2004
oh man...ok that's what i was afraid of. i've always
wondered why you can't have two nics on the same
subnet in freebsd, maybe i'm just missing something or
is that by design?
I guess i'll drop the wired line and switch to
wireless tonight and give it a shot.
would aliasing one card to the next work, or is there
any particular reason why you can't have two ips from
the same subnet on a bsd box?
--- "Daan Vreeken [PA4DAN]" <Danovitsch at Vitsch.net>
> On Tuesday 26 October 2004 17:38, scott renna wrote:
> > ok, well this system has a 3com, xl0 holding an ip
> > 192.168.2.150
> > Does this mean that I need to have each interface
> > having an IP on a different subnet?
> > maybe I could change the mask on the xl0 to
> > 255.255.248.0 and it might work?
> Nope, that won't help.
> > I wanted to have the wireless card on the same
> > as the rest of the LAN and keep the wired card up
> > running just for testing before permanently
> > to this wireless card(i'm using encrypted
> > locally so wep weaknesses should not be an issue).
> > is there a way to have both cards be on the same
> > subnet and have the same subnet mask?
> If you would do that, FreeBSD wouldn't know on what
> interface it should send
> packets destined for a PC on that subnet. (That's
> why ifconfig refuses to set
> the ip address).
> If you want to be able to switch between LAN and
> WLAN, you'll have to turn off
> one of the interfaces...
> If you want to run over WLAN, type :
> ifconfig xl0 down
> ifconfig ath0 192.168.2.150 etc etc etc...
> If you want to switch back to LAN, type :
> ifconfig ath0 down
> ifconfig xl0 up
> You can assign the same ip address to multiple
> interfaces, but you can only
> have one of the "up" at a time.
> good luck,
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