How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

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derekxero
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How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

Post by derekxero » 2020/08/22 03:47:00

All the guides I've followed have failed, anybody have success stories / methodologies for this?

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Re: How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

Post by chemal » 2020/08/23 02:02:41

Which of the two interfaces provides the access to the internet?

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Re: How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

Post by jlehtone » 2020/08/23 09:15:20

Why bridged and not routed?

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Re: How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

Post by Dimitry » 2020/08/24 08:06:05

derekxero wrote:
2020/08/22 03:47:00
All the guides I've followed have failed, anybody have success stories / methodologies for this?
Same here, I searched in vain for tutos

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Re: How to bridge WiFi and ethernet port (to use WiFi for internet access)

Post by chemal » 2020/08/25 01:58:00

A wireless adapter can be in (up to) three different modes:

(1) client (or station) mode,
(2) access point (AP) mode,
(3) 4addr (WDS) mode.

Only in the latter two cases can it be attached to a bridge.

(1) is the normal use case, for (2) you can use hostapd which has an option to add the wireless interface to a bridge after setting it up in AP mode, and (3) is something I have never dealt with.

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