[Cialug] Netbooting over WET54G

Jonathan C. Bailey jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us
Thu Oct 4 12:00:22 CDT 2007

The device is running in client mode. I'm a room over from the AP, but still getting 100% signal. This is just temporary until we get a permanent cable ran. It takes a while to get someone to bore a hole through 2" granite.

Jonathan Bailey
Webmaster, Marshall County, Iowa
E: jbailey at co.marshall.ia.us
A: 1 E Main St, Marshalltown, IA 50158
P: 641-844-2804
C: 515-988-1021

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan C. Smith" <nathan.smith at ipmvs.com>
To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2007 11:46:45 AM (GMT-0600) America/Chicago
Subject: RE: [Cialug] Netbooting over WET54G

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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