Connecting Two LANS with a Wireless link

Jeff Meden blade at ncweb.com
Mon Nov 17 20:12:16 EST 2003


If youre using the wireless link strictly as an intermediary connection 
between the two buildings, and use layer 2 'bridge mode' on either linux 
box, the connection between networks should be transparent to protocols 
like NetBEUI and TCP-IP on the client machines on the wired ethernet on 
either side.

Jeff

Giovanni Degani wrote:

> Hi!
> Thank you by wour respose.
>
> My biggest concern is with the clients on the other side, behind the
> linux box ( wired lan )
> If i use ad-hoc mode they will be able to normally access the lan on the
> other side ( windows shares and etc) ?
>
>
> Thank you once more.
>
> Giovanni Degani
>
> Jeff Meden escreveu:
>
>> While it may work, by bridging each wireless adapter on either end and
>> forcing them to communicate by WDS, it is not the simplest way to do
>> it.  WDS is designed to allow an access point to communicate with both
>> clients and other access points.  If you do not need to support clients,
>> it would work better with a simple Ad-Hoc network, or at most an AP to
>> Client setup, which would be overkill since with one client you do not
>> take advantage of any features found in AP mode.  Hope this helps!
>>
>> Jeff
>>
>> Giovanni Degani wrote:
>>
>>> Hi! This is my first post on this list.
>>>
>>> I hava a problem, I need to connect two lans, one on each building,
>>>
>>> one builng in each side of the street.
>>>
>>> I was wondering if is possible to use two linux boxes, one in each
>>>
>>> building, acting as a access point, and use WDS with one another. Can
>>>
>>> this be done with hostAP ? I need that the windows network and shares
>>>
>>> to be fully working between the lans.
>>>
>>> I also have another linux machine in one of the building, that is
>>>
>>> acting  as gatewat, it has a adsl connected, and does nat to the
>>>
>>> internal net (192.168.0.0/24) , it is possible that the other lan in
>>>
>>> the other building be in the same network? so the nat could deliver
>>>
>>> internet for the two buildings.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks ind advance
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ps: sorry for my bad english
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Giovanni Degani
>>>
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