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Old 12-26-2004, 11:23 AM   #1
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Making my linux box a wireless router?

I was trying to make my linux box a wireless router by turning ad-hoc on.

I enabled ad-hoc, and then connected my windows box to it fine.

On windows, I pinged the address wlan0 was bound to, and got no replies.

Why didn't ad-hoc networking work? How do I set it up?

Old 12-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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If your card supports it, use the hostap driver and put the wireless in master mode. That way, it's acting as an access point vs. ad hoc.


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