Re: HOw to set up bridge

From: Yang-Hwee TAN (
Date: 2002-09-18 08:07:15 UTC


read below....

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002 14:36:29 +0200
"Tilo Lutz" <> wrote:

> Hi
> I want to set up a brige with my Compaq WL100 and
> 3Com 3c906b network cards.
> The hostap driver works well in Managed mode.
> I can connect to other hosts in the wireless net.
> But as soon as I switch to Master mode everythink is
> silent.
> As far as I know I have to put my WL-card in AP-Mode
> in order to be able to brige my lokal network.
> How can I setup my card to forward the traffiv to another
> AP? I'Ve treid to use the repeater-mode but that also
> doesn't work.

**To Forward packets**
  sysctrl -a |grep "net.ipv4.ip_forward" make sure that the value is set to "1"

if not, then
  sysctrl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward 1
to set it to "1", ie. to enable it.

**To Bridge Wireless & Wired**
use "brctl" command to create a bridge device name and then add the wired and wireless network interfaces to the new bridge device.

for brctl package goto & download the bridging utility,  

> Any hints?
> --
> Tilo Lutz
> Steige 29
> 75031 Eppingen

Hope this is useful enough for ya! :-)


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