Using Ubuntu machine as wireless router?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Oct 18 18:32:46 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> There is a thread on the opensuse list about using an Opensuse machine
> as a wireless router. All the info thus posted is Suse-specific. I
> have googled and found some info for Ubuntu, but it all mentions
> Ubuntu 6.06 to Ubuntu 7.04. How relevant is that for Ubuntu 8.04 /
> 8.10? I do not like experimenting on this production system.

What was your question again? You want to know if you can apply the info 
you have found somewhere to 8.04 / 8.10? But which information are you 
talking about? In general you _can_ use 8.04 as a WLAN router, but I 
don't think that is the answer you expected.

OK, this is what I used for a WLAN router with Kubuntu 8.04. Maybe it is a 
starting point for you:

- An Atheros 802.11b/g card which can operate as access point.
- Madwifi driver (from the linux-restricted-modules package).
- Package hostapd which is used to operate the WLAN card as AP.


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