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Old 09-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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gentoo wifi ap / repeater


does anyone know how to make gentoo connect to wifi remotely, then publish their own access point at the same time? like long house, wifi on one end, mid point computer needs to connect to main access and extend access to far end of the house. same ap name / channel, and otherwise would be great. thanks =D
 
Old 09-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Have you considered something like a cheap plug-in repeater?

That way you're not reliant on your mid-point computer to be running etc.
 
Old 09-21-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
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does anyone know how to make gentoo connect to wifi remotely, then publish their own access point at the same time? like long house, wifi on one end, mid point computer needs to connect to main access and extend access to far end of the house. same ap name / channel, and otherwise would be great. thanks =D
For connecting to WIFI, you usually use wpa_supplicant, there are many frontends to it for both CLI and GUI environments, but it's perfectly usable by itself, even more considering that an access point, probably, is not going to change its hardware/setup often.

To share the connection all you need should be hostapd.

Check those:
http://www.0xrage.com/?p=17
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...e_Access_Point
 
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
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me@me $ sudo /etc/init.d/hostapd start
* Caching service dependencies ...
Service `donutsd' needs non existent service `mta'
Service `hostapd' needs non existent service `net.wlan0' [ ok ]
* ERROR: hostapd needs service(s) net.wlan0

this doesn't make sense to me, i'm using network manager to connect, and as far as i knew it was using wpa_supplicant.


@tentenths i want my OS to do what my router did. ie, my laptop becomes wifi access point on the fly. the exact situation im in is a stationary desktop can see the net, laptop on other side of house cant. desktops got a pretty nice 11db gain omni antenna. id like to get signal from 11db and rebroadcast on 11db.

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