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Od: "Dave Saville" <os2-wireless_users@2rosenthals.com> Glava
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Zadeva: Re: [OS2Wireless] Hotel problem with Asus wl-330ge
Datum: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:20:35 +0100 (BST)
Za: "OS/2 Wireless Users Mailing List" <os2-wireless_users@2rosenthals.com>

I *may* have got this cracked. Small recap.

I have a WL-330g this has a "clone MAC address" mode when running as an
adapter. It has no problems with hotel type systems etc.  But it
*can't* do WPA correctly, it won't take a key longer than 8 characters
and in the unlikely event of a connection it soon drops it.

So I bought a WL-330ge which *can* do WPA correctly. Unfortunately the
clowns at Asus have dropped the clone feature - even though their own
manual for the product says it is required in some situations. The
first response from Asus was it was not supported and the second
response, after I pointed out the manual page, err what second

So I tried OpenWRT on it. This loaded with no problem - But the *next*
problem being how to configure the darn thing. :-) There was a clone
feature, but on the WAN side for when it was being used as a router to
something that checked MAC addresses. And of course the Asus does not
*have* a WAN connection - just the single RJ45.

After a day of messing about and apparently bricking the thing at one
point I gave up. Overnight I had a brainwave. If I could persuade it
that the WAN side was the WIFI then it would run as a router and I
could use any old private address I wanted on the LAN as it would go
through NAT. Pats self on back. Could I figure out how to do it? Could
I heck. Searched all over the wiki to no avail and finally asked in
their forums. Back came a fairly quick response to look under "routed
client" Now why did I not think of that? :-)

Well it works. The network the WIFI connects to only sees the MAC of
the Asus as everything from the LAN side is NATed. I am 99 percent sure
it will fix the hotel problem and as a bonus if I happen to have a
switch with me I can run as much as I like over the "single" hotel
connection :-)  

Kind regards

Dave Saville

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