Connect 2 wired networks via wireless
I've been searching and searching and can't get the last piece of this put together....
I hope the diagram tells what takes too many words to say
Wireless ISP ---> Linux box(that I cannot modify) --> Netgear WGT624v2 router (192.168.0.1)
WIRED NETWORK 1 (downstairs connecting 2 WinXP Pro machines)
Linux box (Debian Sarge) connnected to Netgear router via wireless to be DHCP server and router for WIRED NETWORK 2 (upstairs) so I don't have to run cables up through my house
I want to connect downstairs network where ISP connection comes in and upstairs network without running cable.
SOLVED SO FAR:
Linux machine working via wireless and assigning IP addresses with DHCP on wired network 2 (I went through 2 wireless cards to get this working right - Don't buy a wireless card with a Realtek 8185 chipset to use in Linux - too many headaches)
The connected machines (other than the Linux box) in Network 2 cannot see the Netgear router, nor any machines on Network 1, nor (of course) the Internet.
Not sure exactly where the problem lies - either in the Netgear router or in the Linux router. - but I think in the Linux machine something I don't have right.
I've been reading on bridging and routing, trying to find the answer to this for a week now. It's not impossible, is it? Hope someone can help.
Last edited by rogerthehart; 03-10-2007 at 06:08 PM.