[nSLUG] PCI wireless card as access point

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Wed May 21 20:47:31 ADT 2008

Might I suggest: boot a "live CD" distro, such as Ubuntu.  If all the
hardware is supported, you can configure it as a NAT gateway.  The
hard disk is left untouched for the eventual return of the equipment.

Note that the bridging solution mentioned probably won't work, as each
wireless client would require a valid Internet IP address.  You need
NAT routing instead.


2008/5/21 Ron Dewar <Ron.Dewar at ccns.nshealth.ca>:
> I had to look into this earlier on this month.  Google and read about
> 'bridging' two network devices in XP.  Here's one example:
> http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/windows-xp-bridge.asp
> Apparently it won't work for all wireless cards (from something else I
> read - the above tutorial does not mention it).  I never got it to
> work...
> Ron
>>>> jpaulb at eastlink.ca 2008/05/21 11:40 am >>>
> At the Green Party office is a computer with a wired and a wireless PCI
> card. The wired is connected to Eastlink cable modem. Can the wireless
> card be used as an access point for wireless laptops giving them
> internet access also?
> The crappy part of this is: that the box is running Windoze XP :-[ ,
> haven't used Windoze since 98SE. The stuff has been loaned, so it is
> not
> mine to change, as much as I would like to.
> Thanks
> Paul

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