Posted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 23:12 Post subject:
Sharing dial-up Subject description: I realize this is ancient stuff but...
I live on a ranch and there is no buyable wireless. I share slow land-line modem wirelessly using XP which is dying fast. I have tried Wary, Precise, Slacko, and Fatdog. Can connect to internet on all of them but can't bridge a wireless server device to the modem. Ubuntu does it like magic but creates a single ad-hoc cell. I would settle for that but I wear myself out with sudo issues and recreating the whole network after each boot. And I way prefer Puppy.
Tried custom port forwarding in our standard Linux Firewall, Firestarter, Shorewall, Webmin, shareInternet-2.2.4.pet, hostapd-2.0.pet, etc. I am guessing I will have to bridge to a wired ethernet over to a second machine then share wireless from that?
I must be missing something simple since it has worked in XP for a decade and Ubuntu gets it close. There are probably two issues: I use either a Zydas or Realtek wireless server that probably needs the nl80211 driver so things like shareInternet tell me my card won't work even if I already put it in ad-hoc mode...and br0 simply always fails when trying to attach to ppp0.
I know this is really shooting bows and arrows so maybe there is some really old pet on some old distro somewhere someone remembers?
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