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    Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    The problem:
    Connect Wii to broadband. (clearly an xmass project )

    I don't have:
    wireless access point
    a wired network card for the wii

    I do have:
    Wii with built in wireless
    wired broadband router
    laptop, that connects to wired broadband router
    borrowed wireless card for laptop
    Xububtu

    Question:
    Is there a way of creating a bridge between the wirless nic and the wired nic on the laptop and thus turning it into an access point- or do I need to turn the laptop into a router?
    If so where do i start.
    thanks

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Google gives a number of HOWTOs on this subject... "Linux AP" seems a reasonable search term... however I cannot find anything in particular to help you at the moment since the County [not so]smartfilter blocks them all :?

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Google gives a number of HOWTOs on this subject... "Linux AP" seems a reasonable search term... however I cannot find anything in particular to help you at the moment since the County [not so]smartfilter blocks them all :?
    I know that feeling, damn helpful of them!

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Thanks, sometimes all that is needed is 'thinking out of the box' when it comes to google search terms. Anyway I found this IBM page that deals with exactly what I need without any routing.
    Give me something interesting to do during the Queens' speech

    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork...ary/l-wap.html

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Also flick through the links here.

    http://www.linux-wireless.org/Wireless/AP/

    The important thing to remember is that your Wifi cards drivers need to support:

    Code:
    iwconfig xxx mode Master

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Just stick XP Pro on it and click the two network cards and select Bridge Connections, problem solved

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    Re: Turn a laptop into a Wireless Access Point

    Buying a dedicated access point would be cheaper, previous posts solved the problem.
    thanks though



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