09-11-2003, 09:55 AM
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Join Date: Dec 1969
| | Re: Modifying my network layout for wireless
| The bit with the grey background is what I have thought about doing. Rather than plugging my wireless AP into my switch, I would rather plug it into my gateway so that I can firewall it. |
Good Idea. Control is a Good Thing
Hope you like IPtables
(or try firehol...
| I was going to add a second ethernet card into my gateway and plug my AP into that (with a crossover cable). |
However, if I stuck the IP address of the AP into my browser on one of my machines on the network, it wouldn't be able to access the web interface on the AP. I guess I would have to enable NAT for the AP in the same way I do for the internal ADSL modem in my gateway. Is that right?
I dont think so... I can't really be bothered drawing pictures, but here is some ascii art:
| <------------ eth0, 220.127.116.11/24
| <------------ eth1, 18.104.22.168/24
| | | |
| LAN |
Sorry about that.
It is an oversimplification (how do you draw a pptp tunnel?) but the point is I can access my modems HTTP interface (on 192.168.1.254) from my desktop machine (22.214.171.124) with no extra bells/whistles/gongs set up.
| I hope this all makes sense - I had to write it in a bit of a hurry. |
Feel free to share your network layout - I'd be interested in hearing what other people are doing/have done.
Yep Yep, If I get a node near me, i'll see what I can do about redesigning my network