Access Point

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Introduction

This tutorial describes how to add Access Point functionality to your LMCE core. The core will act as a WiFi access point permitting wireless devices to connect to the core the internal network and the internet.

Hardware setup

  • Dell Optiplex Gx620
  • WiFi card with Atheros chipset (using madwifi drivers)
  • Linux MCE 810 alpha2

Overview

the idea is to combine or bridge eth1 and ath0 to a new virtual interface called br0.

  • -> eth0 connects to my ADSL modem (192.168.5.0)
  • -> eth1 connects to my internal LAN switch (192.168.80.0)
  • -> ath0 connects the wireless part of my internal network (192.168.80.0)

Needed packages

  • hostapd
  • bridge


Config files

/etc/network/interfaces


/etc/default/dhcp.conf

/etc/default/dhcpd3/dhcpd.conf

Enable WPA encryption

  • edit the /etc/hostapd

Set static IP adresses