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WRT45G - IPCOP problem

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Gandalf_SX1, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    Hello,
    i have a problem setuping a Linksys WRT45G behind IPCOP on blue interface, i will put details as long as i can:
    My IPCOP setup is configured with RED+BLUE+ORANDE+GREEN, Blue is 192.168.2.1, Green is 192.168.1.1 and Orange is 192.168.3.1
    in Firewall -> Blue Access i entered Both Linksys and the Computer MAC Address without IP address
    in Services -> DHCP server i entered:
    Blue DHCP activated
    start address 192.168.2.3
    end address 192.168.2.50
    Domain name suffix: localdomain
    Primary DNS : 192.168.2.1
    Secondary DNS : 212.27.39.2 (ISP DNS CACHE)

    I also added fixed lease to fix Linksys IP address to 192.168.2.2,

    Linksys Configuration:
    WAN : DHCP
    Linksys Local IP Address 192.168.2.2
    DHCP, Security, DMZ, VPN, Advanced routing, Firewall all disabled

    i tried to connect the laptop but first DHCP don't work, i can't get the laptop to obtain the IP via IPCOP blue DHCP, so i entered the interface IP's etc... like this:
    Code:
    auto eth1
    iface eth1 inet static
            address 192.168.2.3
            netmask 255.255.255.0
            gateway 192.168.2.2
            dns-nameservers 212.27.39.1 212.27.39.2
            wireless-essid Gandalf
            wireless-key XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    
    i'm running on linux now!!!

    i can connect to the internet and to orange (didn't try to connect to green interface)
    BUT first i can't ping IPCOP, to access it i have to go with the external access (enter public IP)
    as i said i can't ping IPCOP, and when i type arp, here's the output:
    Code:
    Address                  HWtype  HWaddress           Flags Mask            Iface
    192.168.2.2              ether   00:13:10:1A:XX:XX   C                     eth1
    192.168.2.1                      (incomplete)                              eth1
    
    so you can see, the IPCOP HWaddress is INCOMPLETE, DHCP not running properly, and there's also another BIG problem
    when i try to download LARGE file from the server located on the Orange interface via HTTP the file begin, after 1-2 MB, the Linksys Wlan LED goes OFF, the Power LED also goes off, and then both come on, but i can't access anything, i have to:1) powercycle linksys WRT45G or 2)Access the IPCOP via public IP address, takes a bit long than normal times to open the page but after the access come back again


    so what am i doing wrong???? why this is happening????


    BTW Linksys connected to the Blue interface via Cross-Over ethernet CABLE, there's nothing between Linksys and IPCOP's Blue Ethernet card

    thanks to anyone would help
     
  2. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    your post is a bit confusing but how do you have the linksys plugged into the ipcop box? is it plugged in via a LAN port or the WAN port?

    theres a large thread going on about the linksys resetting when sending large ammounts of data at high speeds, thats sounds like your second issue, I don't think theres been a good answer as to whats causing it or how to fix it yet, try putting a fan blowing on your router (some say that has helped others say it does nothing), mine works prefectly fine... you may want to join that thread (high throughput causes disconnect i believe it's called)
     
  3. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    Thanks for your reply, the Linksys is plugged with WAN port, now i'm back to my old settings (Linksys fucntioning as a router not only AP and DMZ activated) this way it works i don't get disconnection each 2 minutes or so, but yes i still have the problem of Wlan cut upon downloading large amount of data, i will search for that thread, thx
     
  4. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you plugged it in via the WAN port it won't be able to get DHCP from the other end, DHCP will only be passed on the local lan not the routed one, if you plug it into the LAN side it should work with IPCop.
     
  5. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    oh ok, but in fact i tried this solution but this way i can only browse locally i couldn't get to the internet :(
     
  6. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    if you do that the wrt turns into a switch not a router, if IPcop won't do your routing for you turn dhcp on on the AP and use it as a router...
     
  7. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    that's what i'm doing now... but the restart on transfer problem is also annoying me :(
     
  8. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    I have 2 routers that work fine...
    try taking it back for a new one if you can sometimes that works
     
  9. Gandalf_SX1

    Gandalf_SX1 Network Guru Member

    well i bought it on Ebay as a brand new, and it has been shipped from USA to France so i don't think i can exchange it, do you think so??
     
  10. Guyfromhe

    Guyfromhe Network Guru Member

    probably not...you might be able to get it to not reboot by turning the speed down to 11 mbit...
     

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