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Ethernet bridging using 2.6 and 2.4, same deal. eth0 is a Tulip card on a 100 BaseT network while wlan0 is an 802.11b prism2 card in a PLX adapter... so I'm bridging 11Mbs 802.11b and 802.3 100BaseT, is that a problem? If so, is it a correctable one? I can send little stuff over the bridge, print jobs, web pages etc... but anything streaming like an ssh session hangs when I try to send a lot over it... for instance: ls on a small dir is fine, but a "dmesg" poops out halfway through.
use IPTABLES or bridging 1 or the other.
That is where you are running into problems.
I see 7 collisions and 32,000+ errors on eth0 .
For instance, I have an eth0 device facing the inetrnet, I have usb0 connected to usb0 on another machine, same as vlan only different.
I use iptables to forward packets between the eth0 and usb0 device, I essentially have 2 lans behind the router. without needing bridging.
From what I had read iptables and bridging shouldn't barf like this, but I zeroed out the rules and brought it up on a clean boot just for giggles, then switched the eepro and the tulip because from what I've read also some cards don't bridge well... Same with both, errors pile up on the wired part of the bridge, and if anything the eepro100 shouldn't behave like that.
Then I got to thinking... So I read up on the hostap_X driver and bridging, go figure its in the driver readme, bumped into it from the bridging pages as well:
And then from the readme, my firmware is too old. This is probably one of the first half-dozen or so of these cards ever made, WPC11 version 1, circa 2001. The card never handled being bridged too well and with older firmwares its even more buggedy... so I've got to find someone with a windows laptop... more fun.