Forwarding wifi connectivity from one router through a single-card Wifi computer
Hello to the group
I'm not sure exactly what they call what I want to do, and "wireless" and "wifi" produce *WAY* too many hits to sift through, so if this has been answered somewhere else, please kindly post a link to the thread and I'll be on my way -- I don't want to repeat an already answered question, so I apologize in advance if I am...
What I have is a wireless setup for the home computers. There are 4 or 5 devices using my home setup, so I really DON'T want to change it. I have two more devices that for some reason do not appear to be compatible (T-Mobile / Google / HTC "G1" phones).
What I want to do, is take my Linux computer with its Atheros card, and get Internet to that computer using the same home router connection I've had for two years, and turn around with that same device, and emulate a SECOND WiFi network on top of the first (or beside, or whatever) so that on my Linux machine I can still surf the web while simultaneously serving a WiFi network that my phone will work with.
(1) what is this called, so I can research it better/more efficiently?
(2) how do I do it?
Thank you so much in advance!
After searching a little more, I think this is called "Virtual Access Point". I'm not sure.
Two things MUST happen: One, my Linux computer remains connected to the hardware WAP, and continues inbound and outbound Internet traffic normally, as it always has; and two, that same computer provides a WiFi connection to another device using a different encryption method (WPA vs. WEP, etc.) than the hardware WAP.
Am I making any sense?
Last edited by CJ Chitwood; 10-22-2008 at 08:31 PM.
Reason: New info