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Re: [K12OSN] setting up a standalone lab with a wireless router



Gary,

I'm trying to envision your set up in order to figure out what's going
on but I'm getting lost somewhere.  What is the difference in
configuration between:

"The router works if I connect it to the DSL modem. The wireless
computers can see the server etc. (and everyone can see a smb share we
have on one of the machines)"

and

"I connect a Windows XP computer via wireless and it can see the outside
world when the outside world is plugged in but can not see the
server...It can!!! see another Windows XP computer on the same wireless
connection."

If all you did was move the cable coming from the MODEM from the
Internet port on the router to eth1 on the Terminal Server then all that
should have happened is that you should have lost your internet access
from all machines as they would no longer be routed correctly (they
would still have the router as the gateway vice the terminal server).
Something is missing here!

- gustav

> On Wed, 2005-27-04 at 14:04 -0500, Gary Frederick wrote:
> Thanks for the help Gustav. Perhaps you gave me some of the answer.
> 
> I'll say more.
> 
> I have a k12ltsp server. It has two nics and the usual k12ltsp setup.
> One can connect to a DSL modem (eth1) and the other to the router
> (eth0). I have a wireless router (Netgear wgt624 v2).
> 
> The router works if I connect it to the DSL modem. The wireless
> computers can see the server etc. (and everyone can see a smb share we
> have on one of the machines)
> 
> 
> I am testing the k12ltsp server with the internet side unplugged and the
> router connected to the other card (eth0).
> 
> I connect a diskless client via ethernet cable to the router and it
> works. It can do the usual client thing.
> 
> I connect a Windows XP computer via wireless and it can see the outside
> world when the outside world is plugged in but can not see the server. I
> tried pinging both the eth1 and eth0 address for the server and it can
> not see them. It can!!! see another Windows XP computer on the same
> wireless connection.
> 
> If I take out the wireless card and connect the Windows XP computer via
> ethernet cable it can see the server but now can not see the other XP
> computer that is on wireless.
> 
> Your comment "...on the router (which has DHCP disabled)" got me
> thinking. The router does NOT have DHCP disabled. I'll try disabling
> that tomorrow and see if it helps.
> 
> SAMBA is an exercise for another day :-) I just want the wireless
> computers to be able to ping the router.
> 
> ...
> 
> 
> ...
> 
> I do not know a lot of system admin. I'm learning in my spare time, but
> it is slow. Now I guess I am learning more about how k12ltsp uses DNS
> and DHCP :-) 
> 
> Gary
> 
> 
> On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 19:33 +0200, Gustav J Kramer wrote:
> > Gary,
> > 
> > There are others on the list far more capable but I will try and get you
> > started until they can chime in:
> > 
> > I'm assuming that when you say the clients cant see the server you mean
> > they can't connect via a windows (smb) share not that they cant ping the
> > server?
> > 
> > For the wireless XP clients they will have to belong to the same domain
> > or workgroup as the server. Given the size of your lab I would guess
> > Workgroup.  You can check it by right clicking on "My Computer", then
> > left clicking on "Properties" and again on the "Computer Name" tab.
> > 
> > You can confirm the Domain/Workgroup (and that the SAMBA servers are
> > running) from within WEBMIN.  Click on the "Servers" button, then "Samba
> > Windows File Sharing",(from here you can see whether the servers are
> > running) then on "Windows Networking".
> > 
> > With respect to the wired clients, If they are thin clients and they
> > boot to a graphic log on prompt then they are connected, the server
> > appears as a local device.  If they are standalone linux boxes then they
> > will only "see" the server if you connect via NFS or through a Windows
> > share, again on the same workgroup or domain.  If the wired clients are
> > windows clients, then like the wireless clients, you will have to
> > confirm that they belong to the same workgroup or domain.
> > 
> > I'm a bit confused when you say that you connect the server to the
> > internet.  Is the server configured with two NICs, one wired to the
> > internet and the other to one of the four LAN ports on the router (which
> > has DHCP disabled)?
> > 
> > 
> > I hope this helps,
> > 
> > - gustav
> > 
> > On Wed, 2005-27-04 at 07:30 -0500, Gary Frederick wrote:
> > > Howdy
> > > 
> > > I am trying to set up a standalone lab, one that is not connected to the
> > > internet. It has a k12ltsp server and a Netgear wgt624 v2 wireless
> > > router and 4 clients.
> > > 
> > > I have two clients connected to the router via ethernet cable and two
> > > connecting via wireless. The wireless clients are running XP.
> > > 
> > > The two clients connected to the router via ethernet cable can talk to
> > > each other.
> > > 
> > > The two connected via wireless can talk to each other.
> > > 
> > > The wired clients can not see the wireless clients and vice versa.
> > > 
> > > None of the clients can see the server.
> > > 
> > > and when I connect the server to the internet, all 4 clients can see the
> > > outside world (but still will not talk to the server or across the
> > > wire/wireless connection.
> > > 
> > > What am I doing wrong?
> > > 
> > > Gary
> > > 
> > > This is a recent k12ltsp setup. The XP clients are current.
> > > 
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