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602ProLAN as a wired-to-wireless router
  Posted by  Bob Counts  on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 5:34:56 PM (EST)
Ok, here's my setup and what I'm trying to do......

I have a WAP/router with 3 wired ports, built in DHCP, and a built in NAT firewall. It is located in my house and is being used to share my cable internet connection, and it is getting it's internet connection IP address info from my ISP's DHCP server. My main home PC is plugged into one of the WAP/router's wired ports. I am using wireless PCMCIA cards in 2 notebooks to access the internet through the WAP/router. The WAP/router's default IP settings for on my side of the NAT firewall are 192.168.254.254/255.255.255.0 and it's DHCP scope is 192.168.254.1-40, and it is assigning addresses from this range with its own address (192.168.254.254/255.255.255.0) as the DNS and gateway for the desktop and the notebook DHCP clients.

Out in my shop I have a multihomed Win98SE machine with a wired NIC and a USB wireless NIC connecting to and getting it's internet access through my WAP/router. The USB wireless adapter isusing the WAP/router's DHCP so it's IP is 192.168.254.3/255.255.255.0 and it's gateway and DNS are 192.168.254.254 (the WAP/router). The wired NIC on this machine has manually assigned IP settings of 192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0 and no gateway or DNS assigned. The wired NIC is plugged into a 5 port ethernet hub and I want to be able to plug other wired machines into this hub and get access to both the wired and wireless subnets through the multihomed Win98SE computer.

So, what I am trying to do is get the multihomed Win98SE system perform the following functions.
1) IP routing between the wired and wireless sides of my two networks so that I can connect to shared drives & printers, by either name or IP address, from any machine on the wireless side to any machine on the wired side and vice versa - with no firewall between them.
2) Provide DHCP services in the 192.168.0.x/255.255.255.0 range to all of the wired clients in the shop and,
3) Provide access to the shared internet connection for the wired clients in the shop through my WAP/router
4) Get all of the clients into the same workgroup (if possible) - though this is the least important of the things I'd like to do

Can 602Pro LAN be configured to do all of this? I look forward to any responses (and even configurations tips if you are so inclined) from those of you who are already familiar with the features and functions of the product.

Thanks in advance,
RCounts
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