[clug-talk] my ipcop box
kwong at csa-pdk.com
Tue May 16 13:57:54 PDT 2006
>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.
Absolutely correct, however if you don't connect to the router and
change the IP address of the router to be part of the network, you will
not be able to get access to it to change settings on it, whether if it
is to setup WEP, MAC filtering, etc.
It is probably just me, but I would rather have the wireless router
setup properly so that you can have access to it rather than leave it
because it is currently working.
>Of course, you SHOULD secure your wireless connections so only computers you
>trust can connect to it.
Just my dos pesos
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