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merarischroeder
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When I remove WLAN from bridge-local, I lose wired access

Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:13 am

RB2011UAS-2HnD with
* PPPoE Client on Port 1 through ADSL2+ Modem
* Various wired connections on other Ports, and two Gigabit switches beyond that
* WiFi is on non-bridged mode, unsecured, with it's own DHCP Server.

I was removing (disabled) WLAN from bridge-local so that it would use it's own DHCP pool. This worked, but then the rest of the wired network stopped working, strange through, given I disabled WLAN, not the rest.

My ultimate aims in doing this:
* WLAN unsecured access with no network access
* VPN connection provides isolated network access and internet access
* Wired interface provides no network access > VPN is required to gain access

Why:
* I am running a coworking space (>30 people at office at a time)
* Isolation to stop viruses spreading
* Easy to identify who is hogging the internet (36Mbps down)
* Better WLAN security (than having a shared WLAN key)

Question: Why does disabling WLAN from bridge-local kill the wired network?

Thanks!
 
merarischroeder
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Re: When I remove WLAN from bridge-local, I lose wired acces

Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:17 am

I think I fixed it. It turns out that the default address was bound to the wlan - strange, that's the default out-of-the-box configuration.
 
MacLean
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Re: When I remove WLAN from bridge-local, I lose wired acces

Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:03 pm

You really want your default address bound to your bridge. That and make sure to set an admin MAC address.

-Mac

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