Bridging problem! Unable to browse the internet thro' the station which associated to HostAP

From: Manjunathan PY (
Date: 2002-06-20 09:59:21 UTC


   I have setup a bridge between wirless LAN and Wired LAN as shown below

			  (Bridge Br0 on Linux box)
                     |       	   		|
station....air if....wlan0---HostAP---eth0---wiredLAN---Proxy---internet

I am not able to browse the internet from the station. I used ethereal on the HostAP linux box (which is also acting as bridge ) to monitor the http request, I noticed that http request reaches the internet Proxy server. But the station is not able to receive any packets from the internet proxy.

Note: I used bride-utils by Lennert Buytenhenk for setting the bridge in the HostAP linux box , I am using Prism2 HostAP driver. Route table is as follows
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface     *         U     0      0       0 br0
loopback        *             U     0      0       0 lo
default         UG    0      0       0 br0

Can any one please explain why I am NOT able to browse the internet? How to rectify the same!

Thanks inadvance,
Manjunathan Padua Y

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