Using Ubuntu machine as wireless router?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sat Oct 18 19:28:57 UTC 2008

2008/10/18 Nils Kassube <kassube at>:
> 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.
> Nils

I am sorry that I was unclear. I have found outdated information
regarding the configuration of Ubuntu as an access point. If someone
has more up to date information, or can confirm that the methods that
were valid in 7.04 are valid in 8.10, then I would appreciate it. Here
is some old info that may or may not be valid today:

Dotan Cohen


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