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Old 01-18-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Pondering the validity of turning laptop into wireless hub.

Hi! So I'm sitting here with my girlfriend, both of us have laptops yet there is only one hardline in my dorm room..

I was wondering if by some mechanism we could achieve a network with the following layout:

Girlfriend's Laptop
Wifi card: Broadcom 54g Maxperformance 802.11g

My laptop
Gentoo running 2.6.10 Kernel
My wifi card
Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG - working fine with IPW2200 Drivers
Somehow transfer signal over to my eth card:
Broadcom Corp NetXtreme BCM5705

my internet hardline.

If anyone has any ideas or solutions on how to accomplish this networking feat, I would be greatly appreciated.

As you have no doubt realized, I am basically trying to turn my laptop into a secure wireless router for my girlfriend ^ ^!

Thanks so much!

Old 01-18-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
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You could certainly do it if you'd like.

The Advanced Linux Routing and Traffic Control How-To will help you. With Linux you can route between any interfaces. You also might want to look at the HostAP page. HostAP is a wireless driver that has some special stuff for running Access Points with linux.


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