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Wireless, DHCP, Firewall Issues
  • From: "Jim Poteet" <JPOTEET@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 21:07:16 -0500
  • Message-id: <s0b50725.024@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
My setup is DSL, an Alcatel modem, a Netscreen vpn appliance (that is functioning as the DHCP server) and a Linksys wireless access point. Several PCs (a mixture of W98, WXP, and SuSE 9.0) are wired into the LAN. All are functioning normally as far as DHCP ip assignments, DSN lookups, pinging and browsing the internet.

I have a Dell Latitude LS laptop with a Linksys wireless card and an ethernet connection into the LAN.

When the wireless card is stopped (ifdown wlan0) and the ethernet is cabled in, everything works fine.

When I unplug the ethernet cable, I can ping and access all of my local devices using the wireless device. However, I cannot get out onto the internet with pings or browses.

If I manually assign an ip, everything works fine.

YaST setups for the two devices look okay. (DNS and gateway information is shared.)

There's nothing in the Netscreen setup or the wireless AP setup that would block an ip address (the ip address that won't go out over the wireless connection works just fine when manually assigned.

I chatted with a Linksys tech to no avail. The access point is just a switch and doesn't tinker with ip addresses.

Any suggestions on where to look?


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