How can I send internet traffic over WiFi but everything else over LAN?

  • In Ubuntu there's a handy tick box on the LAN connection: "Use this connection only for resources on its network". That keeps all LAN traffic local.
    How can I do similar on OMV?

    Basically I want to use the WiFi connection only for internet access for system updates and that's all.
    I want to serve media etc over the local LAN.

    Thanks.

  • viewmo

    Changed the title of the thread from “How can I send inernet traffic over WiFi but everything else over lLAN?” to “How can I send inernet traffic over WiFi but everything else over LAN?”.
  • In Ubuntu there's a handy tick box on the LAN connection: "Use this connection only for resources on its network". That keeps all LAN traffic local.
    How can I do similar on OMV?

    Basically I want to use the WiFi connection only for internet access for system updates and that's all.
    I want to serve media etc over the local LAN.

    Thanks.

    Why?

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

  • I have two networks.

    a) LAN has no internet. TV's, PVR and NAS are connected to this.

    b) WiFi network has internet.


    It seems my internet traffic is being sent over my LAN network (which has not got a connection to the internet).


    I had a similar issue on my PC until I ticked the above mentioned tick-box.

  • Yeah, exactly.

    This is a strange way of setting up a home network and makes no real sense, don't even think it's going to be possible, you could try by turning off the WiFi on router 1, then add a WiFi connection on the NAS but set it with a static IP outside the IP scope of router B. Would that work, I have no idea. I haven't done any serious networking for years.


    Why have you got it set up like this

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

  • Its not a home network, but home networks. ;)
    They are two separate networks.
    One is entirely offline. The other isn't.
    It's not that strange, no more than having two computers is strange.


    Maybe I'm using over-complicated language. The internet "network" is just a router that accesses the internet. No other resources.

    There is no WiFi connection on router 1 (router A above).
    Both routers have IPs outside the scope of each other.
    The NAS has static IPs.


    It is definitely possible. I'm using it that way for years on Ubuntu. I was having similar issues until the magic tick-box solved the issue.


    Why have you got it set up like this

    Why not?:P

    I want one network offline.

    I want internet access too, so I have a second router for that.

  • I think I might have solved this. I had "Gateway" configured for both LAN and WiFi cards. I deleted the LAN gateway and it seems to be working now

    That's a result then :) TBH what you are doing is something similar to when I ran smoothwall, that was back in the day of 'dial up' for internet access

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

  • viewmo

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  • viewmo

    Changed the title of the thread from “How can I send inernet traffic over WiFi but everything else over LAN?” to “How can I send internet traffic over WiFi but everything else over LAN?”.

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