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noCat problems (v. 23 Dec 05)

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Cpudan80, May 15, 2006.

  1. Cpudan80

    Cpudan80 Network Guru Member

    Hello Everyone:

    I'm trying to setup noCat for my wifi hotspot. Everything works fine for my wireless clients - but things go haywire with my hard-wired (CAT5) PCs.

    Ok - here's the deal. The WAP is installed in a central location in the house. Because the house was not pre-wired with CAT5 network jacks (like it was supposed to...) I had to buy some wall plug ethernet bridges. Basically, one bridge thing plugs into the router (WRT54GL) and then any number can plug in elswhere, turning a regular electrical outlet into an ethernet jack.

    It seems that noCat doesn't play nice with the wall plugged bridges (they're made by netgear). If I plug my laptop directly into the router - it works fine -- but if I use the wall plug bridge thing - it stops working.

    Does anyone know how these wall plugged bridge things work - or how I could could get noCat to work with them? I CAN see the auth page - but if I hit "accept" I get redirected to nothing (DNS error on IE, server too busy on firefox).

    Thanks in advance; all help is appreciated!

    Dan

    PS. Obviously, the best thing to do is throw the wall plug things in the trash, but I'm trying to avoid doing that...
     
  2. Cpudan80

    Cpudan80 Network Guru Member

    Ok - I've looked at the noCat config some more...

    I only want my wireless users to do the auth thing. Hard wired users are fine without the authentication.

    I notice that the line for LAN device (or something like that) in the nocat.conf file is set to br0 -- if I change that to eth1 - will that tell nocat to look only on the wifi point?

    It looks like eth1 is "connected" to the wifi point on this diagram:

    http://voidmain.is-a-geek.net/i/WRT54_sw2_internal_architecture.png

    Thanks - all help is appreciated!

    Dan
     

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