Need help setting up a wireless access point using hostap on a DHCP server
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On the client, my wireless link monitor shows a signal strength of about 89 % and /sbin/iwconfig indicates the correct MAC address (I hope its not my neighbour's access point but the essid is "something" on both client and server and that gives me some confidence !) in the Access Point o/p. That means that it is picking up the signal from my desktop. But I can't seem to use ssh or anything like that.
What could be wrong ? A misconfiguration of the DHCP server ? (I am using two different subnets - one (192.168.0.1/24) for the crossover cable and the other (10.0.0.1/24) for the wireless).)
One ancillary question - when I use WEP, what extra stuff do I need to do for the client ?
I still cannot get a dhcp lease on the client. Please look the above over and let me know if everything is alright from the wireless standpoint.
# Optional Stuff (add/use if you have it)
# Activate by removing the '#'.
option domain-name-servers 22.214.171.124,126.96.36.199,188.8.131.52;
option www-server 184.108.40.206,220.127.116.11,18.104.22.168;
subnet 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0
range 192.168.0.3 192.168.0.10;