I have a complicated situation due to my goals and network structure. I have in mind a potential solution, a bridge, but I do not know whether it is feasible or what hardware it will require.
My apartment community provides residents with free Internet access through an ancient T1 line. We do not have the option of other Internet providers, so having a router and modem in the home are not an option. The T1 line is split among some 24 switches, one for each building, and each switch has one port per floor. At each floor, there is a D-link WAP, and each has a separate SSID and WEP key. Additionally, they control access at the switch level using Access Control.
I'm used to being in control of my networked environment. I like to have friends over often, and most of them have a laptop, a smart phone, or both, which makes Access Control a pain. I don't want to have to think ahead and get their MAC addresses to the IT consultant while he's here during business hours. My wife and I have 6 devices, two of which require an Ethernet connection. I use a few applications for streaming that utilize UDP (I'm not sure if the WAPs are smart enough to even handle this) and I don't like having my traffic muddled with my neighbors.
I should note that I tried extending the network with my Airport Extreme router, which apparently only works with other Apple devices. I've also looked into WDS, but that seems to require an unlikely amount of cooperation from the IT consultant on site.
The potential solution: a Linux server that acts as a router. Ideally, it could act as a webserver for a small static site as well, but let's focus on the routing. I'd like to bridge two NICs and use masquerading (Internet Connection Sharing). The public interface would connect to the WAP using WEP. The private interface would allow up to 8 devices to connect to the server.
It seems easy enough to configure the public interface, and even to bridge the connections. What I've never done before is purchase a wireless card that can accept multiple clients. Maybe they can all do this?
I installed the driver for my network card. iwconfig and ifconfig are all responsive to connecting to the network, I'm given an access point address. Then, I try to connect to a website and no dice. ping www.google.com yields no result. What gives?
I have a wireless network in my house through a Zyxel P-320W router, and I've noticing that the signal strength isn't very good in the basement. Now I have this old D-Link-624+ router lying around for a long time and I've been hoping to get it to work as an access point, that way I can move freely around the house without changing which router I'm connected to.
I'm sure that some of us techies have found the need from time to time to have a portable wireless bridge (see ascii art below) on our jaunts into the big bad user-woods, and I am here to ask the question of HOW to pull this off, with the least installation/configuration possible, as my tech lappy is also my main computer. What I want to do is this:
Code: (ISP) -> (wlan0 - [MyLappy] - eth0) -> (Client computer) Basically, thats a mess, so i'll explain it further: wlan0 grabs the netz, and a computer connected to eth0 via switch/router/crossover cable can access those netz.
1. No configuration on the client would be prime choice rib for me.
2. Client should be any OS/Arch.
Any grand ideas out there? Currently using FC10, with various extra repos enabled.
Oh, and N00by alert, I'm learning quick, and am not shy to try new/complicated things, just bear with me!
I had an intstall of 10.2 that I'd been using forever that has a Prisim card in it that I was using as router/access point across a bridge. Recently I rebuilt my machine (replacing a bunch of drives) and installed 13.1. I'm having some difficulty getting my AP reestablished. The card is showing on the pci bus
The garage in my house is a dead spot for my current wifi router.I can't get a signal there.Moving my router within the limits of my cabling doesn't fix it. But I have two other routers I'm no longer using.Is it possible to use one of them as a wireless access point to extend the range of my current router?If so, what is the general procedure for doing that? My main router is a Verizon Actiontec M424WR. My other unused routers are a D-Link and a Netgear, both of which have wireless capability. The Netgear had a superior range, as I recall.
Does anyone have experience with the D-LINK DIR-655 gateway OR router OR wireless access point? On the surface, I like this box, but it is giving me grief. First, it wants me to use a win-dose CD configurator application. I use the embedded web page configurator. Next, there are several configuration wizards at the embedded web page. After trying the wizards, I went to the manual screens to tinker to get something working.
So what is going on? When a LAN client connects, I want DHCP to present at least two "nameserver" values ... which then make their way into /etc/resolv.conf The DIR-655 plays some nameserver games like caching and blacklisting and other things. However, I get some ad-vert page from "dnssearch" or "yahoo" or similar when names don't resolve. I really don't want this behavior. Network-manager does not report the connection down, however streaming anything stops or "reconnects", browsing times out, LAN side traffic seems to stop as well.
im trying to connect two computers on lan.One computer has: VMWare Workstation and has Opensuse 11.3 mounted in it.The other computer has: VMWare Player and has Opensuse 11.3 mounted in it.Both computers are connected to a switch with cables.I have followed this guide in both computers:Depanati singuri calculatorul!: Opensuse 11.3 - configure local networkin order to setup a network.In one computer, if i go to: Computer---Network---Network folder, i only see one machine. When in fact i could see both of them right
Is there a way to make the (router's) USB port to work in OpenSUSE? I have a external HD were I would access files from when connected to the router with the shareport utility but it only works on windows. I was wondering if it could work in wine? And how could I do it?
And how can I make a network? I have never made a shared connection between computers. I don't know the correct term but I would like to share files with my brother and sister which I just converted from Ubuntu
I have an external hard drive connected to my router. From Windows I can access it, but from Ubuntu I can see the hard drive, but when I try to access, I'm asked for a password. However my network does not have a password neither the hard drive. What must I do?
I have an Intel PRO 2200BG wireless card and can connect to my router when logging in via gdm (using Xubuntu.) No problems there, connection never drops, very reliable!
But I've since had the need to shutdown X and keep a simple terminal instance open but as soon as I stop gdm the connection to the router drops. Trying to connect via the terminal using wpa_supplicant has so far been unsuccessful.
I know for a fact I'm doing something wrong, just don't know what and would appreciate some help!
I have a Windows 7 Desktop and an Ubuntu Laptop connected with a KVM switch. I use the setup for software development, so I am constantly switching between the two, so I need a way to quickly transfer files between the two. I'm not sure if this is possible, but if I could connect them in a way where the OS of each mounts the hard drive of the other. Is there a way I could do this?
I recently got a static IP from my ISP. I Have two machines connected to my DLink wireless router. A windows laptop and linux machine runninf centos 5.3. I would like to host an application apache/tomcat based on my linux machine and would like people to access it from the outside. What configurations do I need to make on the Dlink wireless router and my linux box to make it work.
I have got three computers at my home[A,B,C] ( all connected to each other), now I connect to B from A using telnet( $telnet ip_B) , but when I try to connect to C using this telnet session( telnet > open ip_C) , I get this error, "already connected to xxx". Is it possible to connect A to B and then use that session to connect to C, so that C finds that the request is being asked by B.
How can I export my Ubuntu terminal's color scheme for use on other computers?I've set up a color scheme that I like and I'd like to put it in a git repo for easy loading from other machines. Any strategy that would make it work in other terminal apps too, such as Konsole?
I want to be able to synchronise files between 2 remote computers in both directions. Say for example that I want to synchronize my /home/Documents directory with <username>@example.com:/home/Documents What's the easiest way to update the folders in both directions, so that new/updated files on my home computer get transferred to the remote computer, and new/updated files on the remote computer get transferred to my home computer?
I am unable to find other computers on my local network from my workstation. Code: nmap 192.168.0.* shows me the workstation and the gateway(192.168.0.1)
My workstation has 2 interfaces: eth0 and eth1. both are checked in the "trusted interfaces" section of system-config-firewall. Network is currently connected to eth1. If I run the same nmap command from my laptop (also fedora), it outputs everything on the network but my workstation. The strange thing is that the workstation has functioning internet connection.
But after a while i`ll see this message if i run ssh with -vvv debug2: channel 4: chan_shutdown_write: shutdown() failed for fd 9: Transport endpoint is not connected
After this message i can do nothing anymore i have to restart the ssh session on the server side i used: openssh-server 1:6.7p1-5 + Fail2Ban 0.8.13-1 (jessie) on the client side: openssh-client 1:6.9p1-2+b1 (stretch).I cannot find anything on the internet.
I'm using some software that using mount point such as truecrypt. I also mount shared folder on other machine (fileserver) and publish it using ftp. The problem is when the truecrypt volume dismounted or the shared folder mount point loosing connection to the fileserver, user can write to the mount point without knowing that they actually not writing to the truecrypt volume or to the shared folder.
My question is, when sometime the server reboot and truecrypt volume is not mounted yet, how to prevent write to the mount point? I dont run truecrypt mount automatically for security reason.Some question for shared folder, if fileserver restart and the shared folder mount point got disconnected, how to prevent write to the mount point?
I now have 3 desktop computers hard wired into my wireless router and another desktop plus 2 laptops connecting wireless. All are running Ubuntu 10.4 or 10.10. I have not had the chance to get them all upgraded yet. What is the easiest way to get these computers connected so that they can share files? Do I have to set up a server or is there a simpler way? I just want to be able to copy a file from one computer to another.
Are there ways to link computers together with a linksys router to get increased performance? Can I create this cooperative supercomputer on the same router that my internet runs through? Can I run Windows on top of this supercomputer to get increased performance in the audio field where I need it most?
I am trying to make my home server accessible to the whole web. I have installed Nginx on my Fedora 15 64-bit Linux machine, and it works with localhost but it doesn't work online or allow other computers on the network to access it via the IP address. It keeps coming back with: Could not connect
I have port forwarding. I have even tried different ports but they all seem to be blocked. What could be wrong? I have a netgear router.
I have a fit-PC server with Debian GNU/Linux (Lenny). I would like to use it as a wifi access point since my Linksys WRT54GS has become unstable.I have a USB Ralink wifi NIC. When I insert the card to USB I can see this with lsusb: Bus 001 Device 002: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 Wireless Adapter.I have tried following various HOWTOs on using wifi card as AP in Linux, however, it seems that the card cannot go into monitor mode. I believe this is because I must use a newer driver or upload non-free firmware or something like that.I have tried installed wicd, but it does not help.
I bought this wifi adapter because I was told that it is one of the most common used Linux supported wifi cards that can be used as access point and a lot of other stuff.How do I set up this USB wifi card as wireless access point in Debian Lenny?