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Old 11-22-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
jayeshsharma52
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Problem creating WiFi hotspot from fedora 17.


Can anyone please help me to create adhoc network in fedora as in windows.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Hi,

the authentication is done with the hostapd daemon. If the client has a static IP-adress you will need no DHCP-server. As the DNS-server use the same server as the fedora-computer. Enable ip_forwarding with
Code:
echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
bring the wlan up with the desired IP-adress (which then also is the gateway for the clients)
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.1 up
Configure NAT
Code:
ptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
(if the Computer has an internet-connection at eth0).
Then start hostapd (it's a daemon, take a look at the documentation for Fedora). Be sure to have the correct /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf file, but there are several explanations in the internet.

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