[olug] Wireless bridge

Abraham Serafino abrahams at teknohazard.com
Mon May 18 13:14:27 UTC 2009

Well so far no luck, guys. I tried using nmap, it detected all the machines
on my wireless network except the bridge. So I plugged the bridge straight
into the wireless router, and it showed up in the attached devices list...
but then of course, it got very confused when I tried to go to the internal
webserver... hehehe

Then I tried Mr. Tetherow's idea... I just turned everything off, shut 'er
down, and stuck a paper-clip in the back to reset the device. Then I plugged
it in and hooked it up, and started my computer again. I turned off my
wireless adapter (which sort of works, but not satisfactorily, which is why
I got the bridge to begin with), and tried to set up a local-only network
between my PC and the bridge. Success! Almost... when I did an ifconfig, I
discovered that my network was the default for a failed IP (something like
169.254.*.*, or something... I don't exactly remember.) I tried setting my
own PC to something on the 10.10.*.* subnet, and, no

The link lights work fine, in other words, the CB3000 thinks that its
connected to both my PC and the wireless network, but my PC can't see either

I was able to get to the bridge once when I set it up under Windows XP, ...
I used a program on the driver CD to detect it's IP where it was attached to
the computer. But when I tried to go to the IP it detected, it spent 2 or 3
minutes "waiting for a reply from", and then timed out. I'm just
about ready to call the manufacturer, but I'm a little skeptical about
getting any Linux support.
On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 8:06 PM, Adam Lassek <adam at doubleprime.net> wrote:

> Every wireless bridge I have seen has a switch to change the port from
> crossover to standard.
> On Sat, May 16, 2009 at 6:54 AM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 14:30, Abraham Serafino <
> abrahams at teknohazard.com
> > >wrote:
> > > Yes, that's my device. And I was rather hoping to do pretty much
> exactly
> > > that, minus hub. Couldn't I just plug my non-wireless devices (my
> desktop
> > > computer) straight into the CB3000?
> >
> > If you don't use a hub, you might have to use a "crossover" cable to
> > connect
> > your PC to this device - it all depends on the abilities of this bridge.
> > (In short, if a regular RJ45 network cable doesn't make the link lights
> > light up, you might want to put a hub/switch between the two devices.)
> >
> > Good luck - sounds like this device should "just work" since you already
> > have wireless in your house.
> >
> > Dan
> >
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Abraham Serafino
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