I have been struggling through network configuration using Suse, and have not had much luck getting my laptop connected to my desktop.
Here is my setup.
I have a cable router connected to eth0
I have the wireless router connected to eth1. The wireless router is a Belkin Wireless-G plus router, and I have the eth1 cable connected to one of the four regular computer connections, not the one labelled ‘connection to modem’
I have used yast to set the configuration of both ethernet connections to DHCP, since one is assigned a network address by the cable router to the www, and the other is assigned a network address by the DHCP server built into the wireless router.
I have checked the ‘Enable IP forwarding’ box in the routing tab of Network Settings, though the ‘Default Gateway’ lines are both blank, since with DHCP enabled I don’t know what (if anything) needs to go into these rows.
I have set up the firewall so that eth0 is in the external zone, and eth1 is in the internal zone.
I have checked the ‘Masquerade Networks’ box in that section of the Yast firewall configuration, though again I don’t have anything setup in the redirect rows under that check box.
I also tried setting up a fixed IP and configuring the eth1 server as a DHCP server, then connecting the eth1 cable to the ‘connection to modem’ terminal on the wireless router. When I did this, I could not even see the configuration page for the wireless router, so that appeared to be even worse. With the other configuration, I could at least see the wireless router configuration page and connect to the wireless networked printer in another room.
I suspect that I have either (or both) of the IP forwarding or the Masquerade network configurations incomplete, and I’m hoping that someone can help me fill in the gaps.
Any assistance gratefully received.
Thanks in advance.