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Thread: Route wireless to eth bridge, howto?

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    pharmcadd NNTP User

    Default Route wireless to eth bridge, howto?

    I would appreciate pointers to relevant information, or direct help.

    This is a home network:
    Cable-> router -> wired and wireless machines.
    I have a suse 11.1 running just fine on a wireless connection to an AP. It gets an IP from the router via DHCP, albeit a reserved one. Security is with WPA2-TKIP and added mac address filtering to the house AP/router.

    This machine also has an unused gigabit port. I would like to connect another device (a TV and/or blueray player) to that port and have it also get a DHCP assined IP from the original router. I would like the flexibility of plugging a switch into that port and providing a small wired subnet in another room as well.

    With that background, can someone help with setting up the routing on the wireless suse machine to do this?

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    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Temporarily, planet Earth

    Default Re: Route wireless to eth bridge, howto?

    While I have never done this myself, you need to install the "bridge-utils" package. The command brctl does the work. It is called in /etc/sysconfig/network/scripts/ifup-bridge. The firewall rules may need adjusted as well.

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