I'm setting up an old netbook as a low power server and since it will be connected to my modem with a network cable I was thinking it would be nice to use the WiFi card to act as a wireless router. (Actually it will be plugged into my existing Wifi router but that barely gives reception down the end of the house where I'm going to put the netbook-server).
Has anyone any experience of doing this, or any suggestions?
I found this guide
for doing in part what I want with my netbook (Eeepc 900A). I've tried following it unfortunately the guide is a bit out of date - there's no dhcpd
in Ubuntu any more - and I can't get it to work fully.
I can get the network to appear on my WiFi list of another computer. It even seemed to let me join once (although I couldn't seem to see the IP of the netbook-server) however I can't seem to replicate that.