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Nevon
January 3rd, 2009, 10:24 PM
(Very confusing topic, I admit)

I've got a small home wlan setup with wpa2 encryption. Currently there are three laptops on the wlan and an xbox on a wired connection through the same router, all with DHCP. It works fairly well after some fiddling around (getting Vista to be able to access the shared printer was a bitch), however, I would like to set up a second wlan with WEP or no encryption at all. This is because I want to be able to connect my DS and my brother's Wii, since they both lack support for WPA2. Of course I could just change the encryption on the wlan, but I'm currently staying at my mom's house, and she'd go berserk if I happened to mess up her network ("mess up" meaning any kind of change).

I've never really been into networks, so I don't know much about it. But I know that I should be able to bridge wlan0 (my laptop wireless network device) - I just don't know how.

In short, I want to set up a second wireless network by bridging my existing wireless network connection through my laptop.

Is this possible at all? Also, is there any way that I could still access the network on my laptop while it acts as a switch?

I also have another question. Can I also bridge my wireless connection to connect another desktop through the standard ethernet port? Would a standard ethernet cable work for that?

If you need any more information, just ask.

Thank you!

Here's the output of ifconfig -a:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:90:f5:80:65:03
inet6 addr: fe80::290:f5ff:fe80:6503/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:3447600338 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3828 (3.8 KB) TX bytes:3888 (3.8 KB)
Interrupt:218 Base address:0x2000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:802 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:802 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:120640 (120.6 KB) TX bytes:120640 (120.6 KB)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 6a:bc:ac:34:88:0a
BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:5c:47:3b:75
inet addr:192.168.55.99 Bcast:192.168.55.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::221:5cff:fe47:3b75/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:35885 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:33632 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:31084643 (31.0 MB) TX bytes:14183401 (14.1 MB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-21-5C-47-3B-75-62-37-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

Nevon
January 7th, 2009, 11:40 AM
Bump.