Wireless Access Point

Mark redtick at sbcglobal.net
Sat Feb 6 20:46:04 UTC 2010

--- On Sat, 2/6/10, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:

> From: Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com>
> Subject: Re: Wireless Access Point
> To: "Bill Tillman" <btillman99 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010, 1:45 PM
> On Sat, 6 Feb 2010, Bill Tillman
> wrote:
> ...
> > Now my new FreeBSD-8.0-STABLE server seems to be
> almost ready to take over for the D-Link router and my old
> FreeBSD server. I have two NIC's in this server, an ethernet
> cable one (bge0) and the wireless NIC (ral0) or wlan0.
> ...  
> > I can ping outside addresses from this new server but
> of course it's using the segment which I knew
> would work. But even though the wireless clients can connect
> to the wirless NIC and be assigned an IP address and can
> ping the IP address of the server, both of them,  I cannot
> access the Internet from any of the wireless machines. I
> could use some advice on what to do to correct this.
> Sounds like NAT is working for the internal wired
> interface, but not the wireless interface.  Check your
> firewall rules.
> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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In rc.conf you need gateway_enabe="YES". After making the entry you can do /etc/netstart to keep from rebooting.

Are you running a dhcp server, that is pushing the gateway IP and dns server ip's out to the wireless network or just hand config??


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