bridging hostap->Atmel USB Wireless-> Wired

Jiri Fojtasek jiri.fojtasek at hlohovec.net
Wed Jun 25 14:12:28 EDT 2003


Austin Godber wrote:

> Hello,
>     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)
> 10.6.6.7      laptop
>               10.6.6.6
>               eth1 (atmel driver)
>                 |
>                 |
>                 |
>                 |
>               Wireless Access Point bridging to wired network.
>                 I
>                 I
>                 I
>               Wired PC
>               10.6.6.1
>
> I have done the following on the laptop:
>
> ifconfig wlan0 0.0.0.0
> ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0
>
> brctl addbr br0
> brctl addif br0 eth1
> brctl addif br0 wlan0
> ifconfig br0 10.6.6.6 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 10.6.6.255
>
> I can ping the bridge IP 10.6.6.6 from both the wireless client 
> (10.6.6.7) and the wired PC (10.6.6.1).  I can also ping the wireless 
> client and the wired PC from the bridge.  But 10.6.6.1 can't ping 
> 10.6.6.7 ... 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.
>
> Austin
>
>
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Hello

It is posible only with parprouted.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/parprouted/?topic_id=150

Jiri



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