bridging hostap->Atmel USB Wireless-> Wired

Austin Godber godber at
Wed Jun 25 13:55:10 EDT 2003

	I am working on doing some bridging from a hostap network to an Access point 
through a USB wifi NIC using the USB Atmel card (Netgear MA101).

client--------wlan0 (hostap)      laptop
               eth1 (atmel driver)
               Wireless Access Point bridging to wired network.
               Wired PC

I have done the following on the laptop:

ifconfig wlan0
ifconfig eth1

brctl addbr br0
brctl addif br0 eth1
brctl addif br0 wlan0
ifconfig br0 netmask broadcast

I can ping the bridge IP from both the wireless client ( and 
the wired PC (  I can also ping the wireless client and the wired PC 
from the bridge.  But can't ping ... nor vice versa.

Any tips?  Is there a reason this should not work?

I don't need to turn on IP_FORWARD right ... well I did just in case and it 
didn't help.  Also, iptables doesn't operate on the br0 right, well, perhaps if 
I told it to it would but I haven't.  I have default accept policies for everything.


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