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Old 06-12-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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wifi to lan bridge problem

I am attempting to temporarily connect two networks, one a wifi and one an ethernet, via a Linux bridge with my wifi enabled laptop. I setup the bridge as such (eth0 ethernet, ath0 wifi
ifconfig eth0
ifconfig ath0
brctl addbr wtl0
brctl addif wtl0 eth0
brctl addif wtl0 ath0
iwconfig ath0 essid "mywifi" key restricted "***"
ifconfig wtl0 up
ifconfig wtl netmask
I can now ping machines on the ethernet side but not the wireless side. The bridge lists both interfaces in
brctl showstp wtl0
and my wifi signal strength meter reads fairly strong.

Why won't my bridge connect over wifi


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