Re: windows software required
Date: 7 Oct 2005 20:20:47 -0700
> It's still an Access Point - you're just seeing it from the LAN side and not
> the more usual wireless side. I accept there is a switch to change it from
> the usual AP role to a wireless bridge role.
Ok, thanks for explaining that.
> > What does it *really* mean that MAC cloning is disabled in the WL-330g?
> In a wireless device, MAC cloning allows the device to answer ARP requests
> on behalf of other devices. I know Asus don't recommend it but have you
> tried Multi-IP Bridge with MAC cloning enabled?
So far not. I'll do some more thorough experiments, though.
> If that fails, looking at your post at
> http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-2143497.php I think your problem is
> that the WL-330g has only a partial implementation of Proxy ARP in that it
> will only do proxy ARP for a single connected device. I suspect the
> Multi-IP Bridging Environment setup only works when the device is
> configured as an Access Point but of course this won't work with your
> wireless router.
Hey, you read my post. I replaced the hub with a switch and everything
worked. I wonder if the reason that hub wasn't working isn't connected
to these ARP requests. In other respects the hub worked fine, but it
was a bit old.
No, the Multi-IP Bridging Environment only works when the switch, it's
a physical switch, is set to "ethernet," not to AP. From the manual
and from e-mails with Asus that's how it's supposed to be.
Thank you for this information about Proxy ARP, that gives me something
to look into.
> Your choices appear to be:
> - Run a NAT router on one of your boxes and use that box as your gateway
However, there's NAT on the router, so that creates double-NAT which is
a problem, yes? I've looked at <http://www.fs-security.com/> for that.
This might be the way to go.
> - Sell or return the WL-330g and get a wireless bridge with a full Proxy ARP
> implementation. You can definitely do this with a Linksys WRT54G using
> third party firmware: http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000690043237/
The irony. I got this device because I'd read that it was friendlier
with Linux than a USB network adapter, in that it doesn't require a
driver. Anyhow, I've had this device for a while and it's hard to
argue that it's defective, plus I can't find the receipt.
That's a good link, thanks for that. I might keep my eyes open and get
one at christmas that has a good rebate. The whole point of sharing
the connection was to save money and it's not working out that way.
I'm going to to think on this for a few days. I might try the gateway,
that might be the quickest solution.