[unisog] Wireless in residence building - Tricky problem

Phillip G Deneault deneault at WPI.EDU
Thu Nov 6 23:45:48 GMT 2003


We use MAC address security of the individual ports to solve that(and a
whole lot of other problems)  Of course, this also causes others...anyone
seen 00:04:00:06:00:00 from horrible nforce built-in network cards this
year?)

I've never heard of such a DHCP setting.  Maybe someone should set up a 
different thread called "annoying default 'features' university network 
people wish would go away". 

Nahhhh, I don't want that much email ;-)

Phil

On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, John P Callahan wrote:

> 
> Speaking of tricky problems with wireless in residence buildings... is
> anyone else fighting the problem where Windows XP Home for laptop users
> decides to bridge between their WiFi and wired connections?
> 
> We have engineered a workaround by limiting the number of MAC addresses
> the switches will learn for a given port, but it still causes problems.
> 
> There isn't a DHCP option that says "this network is a large structured
> network, not a small home network" that would disable "features"
> like Internet connection sharing and bridging is there?
> 
> Cheers!
> John
> --
> John P. Callahan <jcallaha at willamette.edu>
> Director, Network Services
> Willamette University
> 900 State St, Salem OR, 97301
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> On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Ben Curran wrote:
> 
> > On 5 Nov 2003 at 14:55, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
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