but the router has got nothing to do with the local net. it is a simple router with build in 4 port 10/100 switch. so on the lan side it does nothing other than acting like a switch... plus i already tried replacing the router with a simple hub.
now i got desperate and installed debian. this works perfectly :S
those lines you just showed are for an interface named 'loc' however i defined an interface as net and not al loc in my policy file. the other example that was posted here is for a 2 interface system. one interface named net and the other loc.
and i only got one NIC, so that it switches it can't be the problem.