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WRT54GS -- Help creating AP behind Linux Firewall

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by matt__k, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. matt__k

    matt__k Guest

    Happy Holidaze All !!

    I'm trying to get wireless access for my son for Christmas, so I got the WRT54GS thinking it was going to do the job.

    What I didn't realize is that it wants me to connect the router directly to the cable modem, but I have a firewall between my network and the cable-modem.

    My question is .... what do I need to do to keep my firewall between the cable modem and my network , and still get his machine wireless access? My network is entirely Linux based, but his machine is WinXP.

    I've tried various configurations, but I seem to be missing something. I've looked for online tutorials for this sort of a situation, but have yet to find one.

    I am new to the wireless scene, but I am generally knowledable about networking principles.

    The errors that I am getting are a result of not being able to find the internet connection, which is running through my firewall/gateway.

    Any thoughts or information would be greatly appreciated, and will make one happy boy for Christmas.

    Thanks all

    Matt
     
  2. scotkb

    scotkb Network Guru Member

    I have done this last year. I used a Linux firewall (IPCOP) and connected my wireless access point to it and used it as a router for wired and wireless clients. Use one of the LAN ports to connect it to the Linux firewall. Disable DHCP on the AP if the Linux firewall provides DHCPand disable the SPI firewall on the router (since the Linux is providing that).

    It should be a very straight forward setup.

    Good luck and Merry Christmas!
     

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