[Bridge] Transparent wired/wirless bridge: is it possible?
mc5686 at mclink.it
Sat Oct 30 09:20:57 PDT 2010
On 26/10/2010 14.36, Ryan Whelan wrote:
> Have you looked at hostapd (http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostapd/)?
I was not clear enough.
I have the wireless card up-and-running in ap-mode using hostapd.
I *can* connect a laptop to the wireless Access Point.
I also know how to setup a masquerading router on the linux machine to
share the landline connection (e.g.: using firestarter).
This would create a second net for wireless with double natting.
I would like to avoid this and I'm looking for a "bridge" configuration
so that all machines (wireless & wired) can share the same subnet
I tried something like:
iface lo inet loopback
iface wlan2 inet manual
up /usr/sbin/service hostapd start
up /sbin/ifconfig wlan2 up
down /sbin/ifconfig wlan2 down
down /usr/sbin/service hostapd stop
iface eth2 inet manual
up /sbin/ifconfig eth2 up
down /sbin/ifconfig eth2 down
iface br0 inet dhcp
bridge_ports eth2 wlan2
... but it does not seem to work as hoped.
Thanks in Advance for *ANY* hint ;)
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 5:24 AM, Mauro Condarelli <mc5686 at mclink.it
> <mailto:mc5686 at mclink.it>> wrote:
> I read a lot on the Internet, but didn't find quite what I need.
> I'm not even sure it's possible.
> I have a machine with ethernet access and wireless card (in master
> Both are running ok under ubuntu maverick.
> I also have a separate firewall (wired) acting as DHCP server for my
> whole home network.
> I would like to bind the two interfaces together with no
> translation (no
> NAT, SNAT, masquerading, ...) so that the machines connecting to the
> wireless lan can get their address from the firewall and access the
> Is this possible with bridging?
> If so: can someone point me to the right documentation?
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