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Old 09-01-2003, 07:36 PM   #1
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dhcp server in linksys router


I have a small network with a red hat linux box acting as dhcp server, router, etc. I recently purchased a linksys wireless router/access point (ap). I have figured out how to disable the dhcp server within the access point, but once I do this, I can no longer get the ap to work with my laptop. It can see that there is a wireless network there, but it can't get an ip address from the dhcp server. Any ideas on how I can fix this short of using the dhcp server within my linksys unit?

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Old 09-01-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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you could specify an IP address for your computer in /etc/rc.d/inet1. Just replace IP of 127.0.0.1 under eth0 with say 192.168.1.101. Also put in the IP address of your gateway, you do that in the same file. The above mentioned works with Slackware, should work for Red Hat too.

PS: Before modifying the file, I recommend backing it up, for example "inet1.old" just incase anything goes wrong, you can revert to your old file.

Good luck, and let me know if you need any more help getting it up and running.

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Old 09-01-2003, 08:38 PM   #3
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Re: dhcp server in linksys router

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Originally posted by maxvenum
I have a small network with a red hat linux box acting as dhcp server, router, etc. I recently purchased a linksys wireless router/access point (ap). I have figured out how to disable the dhcp server within the access point, but once I do this, I can no longer get the ap to work with my laptop. It can see that there is a wireless network there, but it can't get an ip address from the dhcp server. Any ideas on how I can fix this short of using the dhcp server within my linksys unit?

Thanks,
Tobyn V.

Hmm thats gonna be weird. Why did you get a router instead of just an access point?

Anyway, off the top of my head, you'll need to define the router to not be a DHCP server, thendefine its LAN IP address to be one your linux router will allow {This may not be necessary, I am not 100% familiar with how the switch part of this device operates}. Unfortunately the router will not get a LAN IP via DHCP so you will have to set a reserved IP up on the linux box for this router {actaully its a switch at this point}.

Then connect your linux router's to any LAN port on it.

Only other thing I can think you might need to change would be the dynamic routing options, maybe take it off gateway.

Also setting the GATEWAY address on your laptop to be your linux router should help. Or maybe set up a static routing table on the router? Hmm.... Still, I think your best option is to take it back and just get a wireless AP.
 
Old 09-02-2003, 08:56 AM   #4
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The reason that I didn't buy an access point is that the wireless router was significantly cheaper and I figured I could disable the router functions anyway...

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