Thought I would share my struggle with IPcop Blue + WAP config...
I just installed a Blue network on my IPcop (1.4.11) and want to use a
wireless access point (NOT a wireless router. *In general*, think of a
WAP as having only one ethernet port on the back, and router would
have more than one due to also having a router/switch integrated)
After connecting everything, enabling DHCP on the blue interface, and
assigning IP's to blue and the WAP device, there is no internet
access. I can ping the blue interface as well as the WAP, but no
If only using a WAP on blue, you MUST create a an entry in the Blue
Access menu for *every* POSSIBLE DHCP address that *may* be assigned.
This seems completely counterintuitive with DHCP involved, but that is
just the it must be configured. Here's what I did as an example:
- 1. I reduced the number of DHCP address in the scope to save me time
entering these rules.
- 2. Under Firewall | Blue Access menu, I added EACH POSSIBLE DHCP
address. MAC or IP can be used. Make sure you check the enable box.
For wireless routers, create a subnet behind the wireless router.
Disable DHCP on the blue interface, enable DHCP on the wireless
router, and finally add the IP of the wireless router to the blue