Teletronics 2Mbps trouble...

Jim Carter jimc at
Thu Apr 25 04:12:12 EST 2002

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002, Joel Fressa wrote:
> ...
> This seems to be the source of my problems. I have an Orinoco
> and a Melco wireless card in my Linux system. I can ping other
> hosts on my subnet but I can NOT ping anything outside of
> the subnets OR the gateway!
> Seems my packets do not get through the Ethernet link from
> the AP to the Linux router PC.

On the AP, is the default gateway set to the router's interface on the AP's
own net?  For example:

Router: eth0 = (to PC's, internal DNS name =
        eth1 = (connection to ISP, default route of alpha)
        eth2 = (to access point(s))

AP:     eth0 =
        eth1 = (the wireless aether)

I'm modelling the AP as a bridge which I think is the more typical
configuration.  Now if the AP's default route is to
(, it has no way to get packets to there, reminiscent of
your situation. Its default route has to be which is on its own

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