Point to Point Wireless??
arjunsha at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 17:34:26 UTC 2006
>iface wlan0 inet static
> wireless-mode ad-hoc
> wireless-essid My-adhoc-network
> wireless-key s:eatme
> address 192.168.0.100
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> broadcast 192.168.0.255
>Then simply "sudo ifup wlan0" from a command prompt. Make sure everyone else
>on the adhoc network is using the same IP range, ESSID and key. BTW, the
>"wlan0" might be different on your machine. My lappy has an Intel Pro
>wireless which is eth0, and my other lappy had an Atheros-based wifi card
>which was ath0. So watch that one.
That worked just perfectly when my roomie used a Breezy LiveCD (he
uses Core 2 normally, and I'm on Dapper)! Thanks a lot. However I have
1. The Core 2 system has no "/etc/network/interfaces". Is this a file
that varies from distro to distro? Is there an equivalent on Core 2?
Because creating that file and filling in the details in the Core 2
system does not work with 'ifconfig eth1 up')
2. How can I get one notebook to route the other's traffic to and from
the LAN connected to its wired NIC?
|Notebook 0|(n0eth1) <-----> (n1eth1)|Notebook 1|(n1eth0)-----|LAN|
I have set :
n0eth1 to 192.168.0.91; mask 255.255.255.0 (wireless NIC on notebook 0)
n1eth1 to 192.168.0.92; mask 255.255.255.0 (wireless NIC on notebook 1)
n1eth0 to 172.16.20.92; mask 255.255.252.0 (wired NIC on notebook 1)
(this interface has gateway 172.16.20.1 and the internet proxy [:)] at
The reason why I need to do this is that me and my roommate have to
share the same wired LAN node (one of the nodes in our room got
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