2006-01-24

Netwoes

Sunday I got round to setting up my Netras. They now all boot, and see the network. But the network sees them not. They go into a router, that's connected to a wireless ethernet adapter. The problem is, the wireless adapter only accepts packets that are addressed to the IP of the last device to route packets out of it, so only one of the four machines on the router is visible at a time, chosen by a race-to-boot.

Not having found anything that seems to be targetted directly at wireless connections for server clusters, I tried a belkin 7130 bridge, which is supposed to be able to connect two networks together. Unfortunately, the bridge cannot be configured as you can't enter the MAC address of my base router onto the configuration web-page it provides because of an error in the JavaScript. So for now, I can only boot and use one Netra at a time.

The alternative to using it as a bridge is to use it as a wap, then make my ADSL modem a client, so I may try that as an alternative.


TME

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