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Old 06-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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create wireless bridge connect to wireless network

hi, i need help to set up my wireless connection so that i can make a bridge between it and eth0 so that i can connect to the internet on other computers on my network.

the wireless network is coming from a mobile phone as a ap, we can't get adsl here

i don't know how to connect to the network but i can find it with "sudo iwlist eth1 scan"

i have a router doing dhcp, im not sure whether i need to make the server do dhcp for me to be able to do the bridge, but all i want to share from the wireless connection is the internet there are no networked resources attached to it.

i have searched google and tried a number of solutions but i mustn't be typing the right keywords

if it helps i don't have this file /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf when i tried this

Thankyou for reading to the end, as you can probably tell i'm new to lnux

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:34 PM   #2
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Your post indicates that you posted from a Win 7 system. If that system have a connection to a router in addition to the wireless Web connection, you should be able to do the bridge setup on that system.

If you want to do it from within Linux, try installing Fedora 17 and, when you set up the wireless connection, check the "Bridge" option. (I don't think Ubuntu offers support for more than one network adapter.)

Note: I've only used the bridging stuff in the other direction, since my local Ethernet cabling is connected to an Internet modem, and I set several connected systems a wireless "hotspots." The modem does the NAT and acts a the local net's gateway.
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hi, i would do it on the windows 7 system however that system is hardly ever on, is fedora an os, i only wanted to do it on my server because it's allways on, thanks for the info

Old 06-06-2012, 01:33 AM   #4
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sort of solution

hi all follow this thread, well it is possible, i got a bit lost whilst following this thread - so anyone who can figure it out please post up the workaround part and describe what to do with that part better.


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