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Re: Wireless network
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Wireless network
- From: Greg Thomas <ethant_(_at_)_dslextreme_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 19:40:07 -0800 (PST)
On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Ralph Forsythe wrote:
> On Sun, 30 Dec 2001, Ben Bullock wrote:
> > I'm planning a small, wireless network and just wanted to make sure I
> > understand the basic components I'll need and how they work together.
> > What I think it should look like:
> > DSL modem<->OpenBSD router/firewall<->Access Point~~Wireless Laptops
> > ...where "<->" represents ethernet cable and "~~" is a wireless
> > connection. Based on what I've read the AP acts like a hub, so the
> > laptops' gateway would be the IP on the "right" side of the router in
> > the diagram above. Am I on the right track? Also, I'd be much obliged
> > if anyone could pass along a link(s) to something like "wireless
> > networks for beginners/newbies" that describes the hardware issues.
> Hi, Ben...
> That setup will work just fine. Question -- on the DSL modem, is the
> modem itself providing NAT and DHCP services, or does it (or can it) just
> pass a static IP to the OpenBSD box and simply route, leaving the NAT up
> to OBSD? This would be your ideal scenario.
My DSL device, Westell Wirespeed, is a simple bridge leaving routing and
NAT up to the OBSD box.