Wireless Bridge in FreeBSD 6.1
compara at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 21:11:10 UTC 2007
How about EoIP tunnel to establish wireless bridge? Is it possible? How
about other tunnels? Do you have any suggestion to make it possible in
On 3/13/07, Kevin Downey <redchin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/13/07, Sung Park <compara at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm having trouble to bridge two wireless card which is Atheros AR5213A
> > FreeBSD 6.1. I try to make transparent bridge in these two wireless
> > I compiled BRIDGE in kernel and I put
> > net.link.ether.bridge=1
> > net.link.ether.bridge_cfg=*ath0*,*ath1*
> > net.link.ether.bridge_ipfw=1
> > in sysctl.conf.
> > Following diagram is what I did it.
> > (192.168.0.1)Ath0----Ath0,Ath1(192.168.0.2)----Ath0(192.168.0.100)
> > Left unit is wireless router. Middle unit is transparent bridge. Right
> > is client. I set up like this. Ath0 of left unit is AP. Ath0 of middle
> > unit is Station. Ath1 of middle unit is AP. Ath0 of right unit is
> > I can ping from 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.2 but I can't ping from
> > 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.1.
> > I tested wired LAN bridge with same configuration. It works well.
> > Anyone has idea about this or has same problem. Please, help me. Any
> kind of
> > information will save me.
> My understanding is that because of how the 802.11 is designed, this
> sort of setup is not possible using ethernet bridging code(if_bridge
> and friends) if you are using infrastructure mode and a-hoc mode is
> kind of slow. WDS may be waht you are looking for but I don't know if
> FreeBSD supports it yet..
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