[Cialug] Netbooting over WET54G

Nathan C. Smith nathan.smith at ipmvs.com
Thu Oct 4 11:46:45 CDT 2007

I've been netbooting over a Linksys Product, don't know the model number for
certain.  I'm also not sure if it is in client mode or bridge mode.   I'm
using SSH too.   Using NFS makes me wonder about packet size settings and
bridge overhead.  Isn't NFS kind of strict on packet size?

Are you getting a good signal or is this over a distance?  I'm in the same
room as the Access Point so the signal runs in the high 90s most of the
time.  (still damn slow and I wouldn't recommend it)


Nathan Smith  Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C.   515-288-3667 
-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan C. Bailey [mailto:jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us] 
Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2007 11:42 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: [Cialug] Netbooting over WET54G

Does anyone have experience netbooting over a Linksys WET54G bridge? I can
get the client to load the kernel and initrd, but when it tries to mount the
root FS via NFS, it hangs and starts showing NFS timeout messages. I see NFS
traffic going both directions (from the servers POV), but can't seem to
figure out why this doesn't work. If I plug the device directly into the
wired network, it works fine. I can use other devices over the ethernet
bridge without issue also.

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