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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #1
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How to directly connect two cpmputers via wifi

I know how to connect two computers by ethernet cable, by putting up the interface with an ip, although I haven't done it in quite a while, but I have a computer without an ethernet port which I need to connect to a laptop without using a router, at least when I'm away from my router. And I've got no idea how to do it.

The one is running Crunchbang, the other Slackware 14.0, both work perfectly well, wifi-wise. Connecting through the router works fine. It's just direct wifi connection that's got me stumped.
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Haven't actually tested it but you can set up a shared wireless connection using NetworkManager.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
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Here is an interesting URL I found when searching for what hostapd was used for.

It has a bit more detail for the configuration.

Please document anything you find different than the article states. I'd like to try it in
the future.


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You want an ADHOC style connection.

NetworkManager should have the necessary scripts to setup the server and client modes for this.


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