[kwlug-disc] IP addresses and gateways--my google-fu seems to be lacking

R. Brent Clements rbclemen at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 23:25:52 EST 2014

Ok so the problem seems to have solved itself.  I am using the
kamikaze 8.09.1 firmware on a Linksys WRT54GL.  Connected to the
downstairs router wirelessly and connected it to the "wan" Interface.
It may have already been working, but I noticed it was functional
after tearing the whole network apart to rearrange furniture in my

Probably will mean that when my laptop or my phones connect to the
wireless downstairs they won't have access to the bedroom network, but
I can solve that problem later.

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 6:55 PM, R. Brent Clements <rbclemen at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I was able to boot a firewall distro on the netbook, and configure
> a Linksys WRT54GL that I had laying around that already had Openwrt
> kamikaze on it, and also the netbook's Crunchbang linux to the same
> point, then I am stuck.  I was able to get the router device talking
> on both networks in every case.  For the record, the gui network
> configuration has a switch on the "routes" page that tells the os to
> only use that interface for destinations on its own subnet, and if you
> select that on all but one you can still access the internet on
> whichever one is left.
> Still trying to get any one of them to actually route packets from one
> interface to the next tho :-(  I guess I need to spend some time
> actually learning iptables
> Brent
> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 5:37 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> Brent wrote:
>>> > It seems like internet traffic is refusing to use the wireless link
>>> > when the wired one is connected, even tho there is no route to the
>>> > internet
>>> There's a BIOS setting on my laptop that automatically disconnects the
>>> WiFi whenever I plug in a LAN cable. As far as Network Manager is concerned,
>>> I no longer have any WiFi radio hardware (or maybe it thinks I've switched
>>> it off with the button above the keyboard, I don't recall).
>>> I also don't recall what the wording of that setting is, but I can
>>> (and did) disable it. I'm loath to shutdown and poke at my BIOS just now
>>> to refresh my memory. Sorry.
>> Or ...
>> If your laptop has a little on-off switch for WiFi, then switch it off, then
>> connect the LAN cable.
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