Dlink-g520 Wireless and WEP more

scott renna flexble2547 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 26 18:46:14 PDT 2004

SUCCESS...at least at 40-bit WEP, which is good
enough, it's not like getting up higher will make that
much of a difference.  Thanks for the tips, still
puzzled why two cards in the same system can't be on
the same subnet.

thanks for the help.

--- "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
> of
> >
> > 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
> > and it might work?
> Nope, that won't help.
> > I wanted to have the wireless card on the same
> subnet
> > as the rest of the LAN and keep the wired card up
> and
> > running just for testing before permanently
> migrating
> > to this wireless card(i'm using encrypted
> protocols
> > 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?
> Nope.
> 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 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,
> Daan

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