[Soekris] Troubles with NoCat and a 4526

Vacio vacio at winfirst.com
Sun Oct 2 16:44:12 UTC 2005

hi folks,

I have a basic question, thanks for any help you can offer.  I'm using a
Soekris 4526 with a prism 802.11b radio card to create, hopefully, a
wireless access point using the NoCat software 0.82 and pebble Linux 0.9.

The project is partially working.  The first user who connects through the
Soekris board gets the NoCat splash screen but all subsequent users never
see the splash.  I have NAT running on the Soekris board.  The NoCat logs on
the gateway only show the first connection and never show that anyone else
has attempted to connect.  The connection always shows the MAC of the eth0
port on the Soekris board.  I figure this is probably because the NAT is
altering the connection information so it all looks the same.

When I disable NAT on the 4526, the system won't make any connections at
all.  I'm thinking that I need to configure the addresses and gateways
differently, but nothing that I've tried, short of leaving the NAT running

The system details are currently:

device	 IP  	 		Connects to  	Services 	Equipment
eth0 	4526 eth0 		NoCat  	Intel inBusiness 10/100
eth1	Router    				Intel inBusiness 10/100

Soekris 4526:
device 	IP   			Connects to  		Services 	Equipment
eth0 	NoCatGateway eth0 	NAT  		Soekris 4526
wlan0 	wireless users 		DHCP  	Prism 802.11b

device 	IP   			Connects to  	Services 	Equipment
Lan  	ISP   		NAT  		SMC Barricade 7004ABR

I'm not sure if this matters, but DHCP assigns the wireless users ip
addresses in the range of through and the
gateway given is, the ip address of the wlan0 card on the 4526.
The wlan0 uses as its gateway, that address of the 4526 eth0.

I realize that this is not the most appropriate place to post this question
and thank you for your indulgence.  I'm struggling with this and just hoping
for some pointers.



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