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[ale] I've hit a rough wall, installin' Smoothwall :-)


How'd you turn off NAT on your Linksys router ?

Also, how do you know a given machine is accessing the web under the aegis 
of the wireless router
rather than directly browsing the web through the router  ?

Thank you,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geoffrey" <lists at serioustechnology.com>
To: <ale at ale.org>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 7:57 AM
Subject: Re: [ale] I've hit a rough wall, installin' Smoothwall :-)

> Courtney Thomas wrote:
>> Season's Greetings  !
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> My current dilemma is............
>> Accessing the web, I can NOW either have,
>>     a Smoothwall firewall box with NICs,
>>         OR
>>             a Windows box with a wireless card,
>> but not both simultaneously.
>> --------------------------------------------------
>> The setup for the Smoothwall box's web access [see Next Hyphenated 
>> section]
>> is RED & GREEN,
>> i.e. has two NICs connected to the wireless router's ethernet ports.
>> For the Windows box to succeed in web access is to unplug Smoothwall's
>> ethernet cables from the
>> wireless router, else they fail to connect.
> I'm not sure I follow what you're trying to do.  Here is my setup and it
> works great:
> internet <-> smoothwall <-> switch <-> wireless router
> All my wireless stuff connects via the wireless router and get dhcp info
> from smoothwall.  All my wired stuff is connected to the switch directly.
> I accomplish this by turning off nat on my linksys router, and all works
> fine.
> -- 
> Until later, Geoffrey
> Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
> temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
>  - Benjamin Franklin
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