[MLB-WIRELESS] I need help in the interface file for my Voyage WRAPboard

Peter Buncle peter at nmc.net.au
Fri Jul 11 08:35:38 EST 2008

Hi Randall,

The Wrap ap's at GHO kindly donated by Yawarra are running voyage.

You should be setting the interfaces up to route not bridge.

Here's GHO's atheros config (natuarally use your subnet allocations)

/etc/network# more interfaces

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet static
        post-down wlanconfig ath0 destroy
        pre-up wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap
        pre-up iwconfig ath0 essid "GHO-South-58.melbournewireless"
channel 149 rate auto rts off frag off
        pre-up ifconfig ath0 up

auto ath1
iface ath1 inet static
        post-down wlanconfig ath1 destroy
        pre-up wlanconfig ath1 create wlandev wifi1 wlanmode ap
        pre-up iwconfig ath1 essid "GHO-South.melbournewireless" channel
13 rate 11M rts off frag off
        pre-up ifconfig ath1 up

The distance control is done in another file

/etc/init.d# more ath_init
sysctl -w dev.wifi0.diversity=0
sysctl -w dev.wifi0.txantenna=1
sysctl -w dev.wifi0.rxantenna=1
sysctl -w dev.wifi1.diversity=0
sysctl -w dev.wifi1.txantenna=1
sysctl -w dev.wifi1.rxantenna=1
athctrl -i wifi0 -d 20000
athctrl -i wifi1 -d 20000

By the way , you probably want to mount your box on the pole 
the other way round so the coax is exiting downward for better 
water/vermin protection

(birds tend to sit onto and peck everything)



-----Original Message-----
From: melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au
[mailto:melbwireless-bounces at wireless.org.au] On Behalf Of Randall
Sent: Thursday, 10 July 2008 7:27 PM
To: melbwireless at wireless.org.au
Subject: [MLB-WIRELESS] I need help in the interface file for my Voyage


I am node JTX and finally getting some time off from work for the next 4
weeks so will be putting up the mast next week.  Yah!  However I am
having problem with configuring my interfaces file for my WRAP board.

If you check my network diagram from my page: 
http://melbournewireless.org.au/wiki/?NodeJTX, you will see what I want
to do. (if I get a line of sight for the directional that obviously
changes the requirements).

I need to get my rig set up so I can bridge/route from/over either
interface as well as connect to the fixed IP on the other end of the
ethernet port.

I have Voyage 0.5 installed and running, and while I can follow the
MadWifi steps to get both the interfaces up and running, I am confused
by who to get the bridge/routing working properly.

The help page on the website on how to setup "Voyagelinux->network
connections" is a bit brief and no help at all for a 2 wireless nic

Please please help.   and if I am really lucky with the roof mounting I 
might even have a line of sight (hoping, but doubtful).

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