bridging to wireless

George Minich gminich at
Wed Mar 6 01:38:01 GMT 2002

  You can actually filter by MAC and perform other fancy functions if

For those that have been following, I have confirmed my suspicions!  The WI
do not support bridging.  I simply installed a second Inter Pro/100s and
changed two
parameters.  BANG!  The bridge worked!  Oh well, so much for the WI drivers.
To hell with Lucent for not sharing ALL of their specifications on their
adapters.  Looks like they really want you to purchase their AP, COR and ROR



----- Original Message -----
From: "David B Foulis" <dbfpyro at>
To: <gminich at>
Cc: <freebsd-users at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: bridging to wireless

> but is it not so that if you set up the bridge with no IP's then it's
> invisible ok but it doesn't do any good it's only as if you had a hard
> situation, it just shovels everything back and forward on a low level?
> Or is it possible to somehow filter or something using mac addresses?
> By the way I got these messages when I first set up the bridge like this
> ARP (??? can't remember exactly) address changed from  "mac adr" to "mac
> adr" on host blah.domain
> I think this happened when I had routed running (I'll check that and if
> it's important tell later)
> But this means that the "real" adress gets noticed so something could be
> done with monitoring or filtering?
> Another thing my son said that maybe the speed of the cards makes a
> difference eg the wireless card is ~11/s
> and if you've got new network cards then they are 100 so ? maybe try with
> an older network card (? have I got it the right way round).
> This whole topic is interesting because I want to set up a connection with
> wireless so I can share an ADSL connection with someone else.
> I think the connection between the networks over wireless should be a
> separate subnet as well.
> Dave

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