[rescue] Re: scrap sparcbook

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Wed Nov 10 23:28:37 CST 2004

Mike Parson wrote:
> Odd thing, when I connect to another box on my net from the Sparcbook
> over the wireless, it shows my connection as coming from the AP's IP,
> not the SB's.  I don't know how normal that is, this is my first real
> playing with wifi stuff.

Is it an AP or a router? For example, if you are using a combination router/ap
unit, make sure to plug the ethernet into the LAN side and not the WAN 
(internet) side.

It's a little more complicated than that.

1. Assign a fixed IP to the router LAN side.
2. Turn off any DHCP server on the router.
3. Plug the network into the LAN side.

I've done that with both EDIMAX and D-Link wireless routers. This makes
them into dumb access points.

The only problem I have is that the ISC DHCP server does not allow more than
one MAC address for a fixed IP. I'd like it to so that I have the same IP
for a laptop when I plug it in via etherent or go wireless. (but it would
be a problem if I did both).


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem Israel gsm at mendelson.com 
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