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Old 05-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #1
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Question very challenging linux task


This is a very complicated task if someone can help?
I have a pIII network server with 3 networkcards one is connected to the internet one to a wireless access point and one with a cross cable network, they are all configuered and working in harmony but the challenge is that all the other pcs on the network are winboxes and that is not the problem. The problem is that can i make the cross cable winbox on the same network as the wireless ones?? the access point ip is 198.168.0.50 and its card is 198.168.0.1 the internet card ip is 192.168.0.171 and i do not know how to connect the cross cable pc and what ip should i give it!! Could i share docs on the cross cable winbox pc with the wireless network ones?? that is the main question.

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Old 05-04-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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Because NIC card for the crosssover cable and the wireless card are on separate interfaces, they should be on separate subnets so that traffic sent to the host using the crossover cable is routed to the correct network interface. The fact that it is using a crossover cable and not going to a hub or switch doesn't matter. The fact that it is connected to a different interface on the server does.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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you mean that i have to configure both network interfaces with the same ip range?? Or what?
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:06 AM   #4
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No, they need to be on separate subnets, or different IP ranges. For example, if you are using a private 192.168.0.0 network, you could use a netmask of 255.255.255.0 and have the cross-over cable host use the IP address 192.168.1.100, and have the others use 192.168.0.100-254.
It is the network part of the address that determines which interface to route the traffic. The wireless network should use a third subnet, matching the IP subnet on the interface to the AP. The Internet IP address you gave is a private address. You won't be able to offer any services to the internet. You might consider finding a different ISP, because they have you behind a NAT router, so port forwarding will not be possible.

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