[clug-talk] my ipcop box
sgrover at open2space.com
Tue May 16 12:29:20 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 16 May 2006 13:21, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> Thanks alot Shawn - my DNS on the IPCop was set to 192.168.1.5 O_o which
> I've never used. Ever.
> I changed it to 10.0.0.1 which my ISP uses, and voila.. internet works.
> Everywhere :D
> Now. If I'm correct - the only way I can get to my router, is to patch into
> it and readdress my machine to be in 192.168.0.x (my router is
> 192.168.0.1).. My IPCop is 192.168.5.5 and my boxes are 192.168.5.101,
> 192.168.5.102, etc.
Your router is on a different subnet than the rest of your network. So, by
default it is not accessible to you (and it can't access your network). You
could get access to it by messing with your routes or IP Forwarding/filtering
rules. But, as I think I understand your network - you don't want the router
to have access. You are now using the router as a simple access point aren't
you? which is effetively just a switch on the network. As long as you're
not plugging into the WAN port on your router, it's IP address will never
come into play, and boxes connecting to the router will get their IPs from
the IPCop server, and should have access to your local network.
Of course, you SHOULD secure your wireless connections so only computers you
trust can connect to it.
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