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Old 08-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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Do I need a router, or does this work?


This is how it is right now.

I got a computer with two NIC's.
eth0: internet , eth1: lan.
I'm running iptables nat to share my connection and im thinking of going wireless.

If I connect this accesspoint to eth1.
Can it share my connection to all wireless clients?
or do I need a router like this ?

Or wont that work at all?
Old 08-30-2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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I couldn't see the difference between the two on first glance. But in any case, all the address translation is done in the linux box, so the router can just be set up to use a static address with no worries. My network is set up just like this. eth0 is connected to the internet, eth1 is connected to a simple wireless router with a static IP address. I've got two other machines connected through the wireless network, and it works just fine.

If you've already figured out iptables NAT, then you should be ready to go.
Old 08-31-2006, 04:32 AM   #3
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Well if you look at this picture
The accesspoint first needs a router , but im wondering if my linux comp would replace that(?!)
Or wont it work unless I do this ?


iptables, router, wireless

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