On Tuesday 13 January 2009 06:00:08 regis505 wrote:
> I installed a D-Link WDA-2320 (Atheros chipset) wireless nic on my FreeBSD
> 7.1 system. I configured it as an access point. I read many posts on that
> topic and I am confused whether I need to bridge the wireless network to
> the wired network or just let the FreeBSD gateway to manage that.
> So far, I can connect from a wireless client to the FreeBSD Access Point (I
> can ping any machines on the wired network) but I cannot go beyond that and
> I would be very pleased if someone would explain what to do in terms of
> ipfilter NAT or routing to access the Internet from a wireless client. I
> have 3 network cards: ath0 (wireless - 10.0.2.0/24), bge0 (wired-
> 10.0.0.0/24), bce0 (Internet - DHCP). The wired network is behind an
> ipfilter firewall (10.0.0.1) and wired computers are NATed.
If what you're saying is "I cannot reach the internet", then you're missing a
NAT rule for 10.0.2.0/24 to any. If you're unable to ping hosts on the
wireless network other then the AP, then apbridge is likely turned off.
Otherwise, in pf syntax:
pass in on $int_if from $int_if:network to $wire_if:network \
tag WLAN_LAN keep state label "wlan_lan"
pass in on $wire_if from $wire_if:network to $int_if:network \
tag LAN_WLAN keep state label "lan_wlan"
should be enough to allow traffic from wireless to wire if you're default
blocking. I don't know of a real advantage to bridge these, as traffic will
go through AP physically regardless.
Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
and never get to the software part.
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