Trouble creating network bridge
First off, I'll say what i am attempting to do, before I say what i did. I am trying to install Arch Linux on a new box, which has no internet and I can't connect it to the router. I have a Slackware 10.2 box, which has wireless running and has access to the internet. To update packages and make the Arch Linux box a desktop, i need internet. So I want to bridge the connection so that it can access the internet through the Slackware box's wireless.
So on the Slackware box, the one w/ wireless internet connection, I have the devices : eth0 and wlan0 . eth0 is connected by a ethernet cable to the othermachine's eth0. Here's what i did on the bridging machine:
brctl addbr br0
this was to make a bridge "br0"
adding devices to br0 to bridge.
brctl addif br0 eth0
brctl addif br0 wlan0
to bring it up, i used:
ip link set br0 up
and then my net died and nothing worked. Are there other things I should be setting or am I missing some commands? Thanks in advance.
Last edited by amhso; 12-13-2006 at 10:17 PM.