Configuration for two LAN interfaces to be seen as one client?



  • Hello,

    I have 3 NICs: 1 Wireless, one LAN, and one WAN.

    Its currently set up so that the LAN is on 192.168.1.x and the Wireless is on 192.168.2.x

    Both get their own DHCP address, depending on what interface they're connected to.

    I want devices on my Wifi to be able to see devices on my LAN automatically, and vice versa.  Right now, my Xbox (hardwired) can't see my computer (on wireless).  They can share data if I input the IP address instead of just the computer's name.

    I think I need to change the subnet mask, or change it so that one of the cards is serving up DHCP for both networks.  Can someone please tell me how to configure this?  It seems like a simple problem, but I searched the forums and wasn't able to find a solution.

    Thank you!



  • @CaseyE:

    I want devices on my Wifi to be able to see devices on my LAN automatically, and vice versa.

    Sounds like you want to bridge your wireless LAN and Wired LAN.

    @CaseyE:

    Right now, my Xbox (hardwired) can't see my computer (on wireless).  They can share data if I input the IP address instead of just the computer's name.

    Sounds like your name server is missing an appropriate entry (or entries).



  • I guess the Xbox "discovers" the computer via a broadcast.
    Since they are in a different subnet…
    As wallabybob wrote you would need bridging for that.

    Alternatively if you're talking about "seeing each other" via DLNA services:
    Configure the IGMP proxy:
    Set the wired interface to upstream and configure the subnet on it.
    Set the wireless interface to downstream and configure the subnet on it.

    This will allow multicast based communication over subnet-borders.



  • Thank you, wallabybob and GruensFroeschli, for your suggestions.

    I bridged the two connections as suggested and it worked!  Now everything gets an IP address in the 192.168.1.x range, and everything can see each other.

    In case anyone else is wondering, here are the instructions I used: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,20917.0.html


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