This is my first post, so please let me know if I omitted some important information.Problem description
: Some devices successfully connect to the WLAN but are not able to go on the internet. The only way to make them work is to ping the gateway at which point they start to work properly.
I have created a script for my linux computers to ping the gateway, but I have to do it manually on my blackberry and android mobiles/tablets.
Note that there are no problems with laptops using windows as operating system and that puzzles me even more.
Here's a sketch of my home network architecture.
As my IPCOP server (now version 2.0.4) is an old laptop with an extra PCMCIA NIC, all I can afford is to have a RED/GREEN configuration. Besides, being a home network I do not need/want to isolate the WLAN connected devices from the ones connected to the green network (though I wouldn't mind having an orange network for the web/mail server). Red
I connect to the internet with a thompson ADSL modem WLAN router with 4 ports configured as bridge and I have a static IP address.
I have configured DNS and default gateway as instructed by my ISPGreen
dhcp range 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.200
primary DNS: 192.168.1.1
I have then connected a Linksys ADSL modem WLAN router/4 ports switch to the green switch and configured it at 192.168.1.99
DHCP is disabled and so is the ADSL, so my hope is that it acts as a WLAN router only.
Have I misconfigured something?
As stated at the beginning of the post:
1. once I ping the green default gateway everything works
2. for Windows based devices I do not even need to ping the default gateway. They just work.
3. occasionally, I do not need to ping the gateway at all.
THanks for the help!