[Server-devel] Technical questions

Reuben K. Caron reuben at laptop.org
Wed Jan 20 05:43:31 EST 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 5:09 AM, Martin Langhoff <martin at laptop.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Eustace Amah <eamah at slb.com> wrote:
> > Thanks for the prompt reply. I need to know what to configure on t he
> > eth1?The client XO needs to get their IP Lease from eth1 and connect to
> the
> > internet while eth0 will serve as the outbound connections.
> eth1 gets autoconfigured, and all the internet connection sharing
> (technically, NAT and routing) is autoconfigured. Do _not_ try to
> configure eth1 or any of the other network devices you'll see.
> > Also I have about 15 Access points installed in the school. Must I have
> them
> > on channel 1,6 and 11 or can I leave them on Auto? Should I configure the
> > Access points to lease their IP from the DHCP server or it should be
> fixed?
> 15 access points - excellent! Well, if their ranges overlap, put them
> in different channels.
> You don't want 2 access points to be on the same frequency with
> overlapping range.

And by non-overlapping ranges he means you can ONLY USE channels 1, 6, and
11, spaced out so that two APs with channel 1 do not overlap.

If you connect them all to the same switch, set them all to have the
> same ESSID, and then the XOs will automagically connect to the best
> signal, and hop to a different AP if the user moves around.
> cheers,
> m
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