Hey everyone this is my first post so go easy on me.
I currently have a laptop with Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Beta 2 that is supplying a wireless internet connection to a windows 7 desktop computer that's connected directly to the laptop through Ethernet. I'm using the "shared to other computers" method in network manager but I believe it doesn't work with what I want to do. I would like to have the windows computer on the same subnet as every other computer in my house (192.168.1.x) so I can use LAN applications (MIDI over WiFi, Bonjour etc.) on the windows computer without having to run a massive cable to the router.
I've been googling endlessly and tried multiple configurations in the
/etc/network/interfaces file without success. All of them would report "
cannot add wlan0 to bridge"
This is the last configuration I tried:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth0 auto wlan0 auto br0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wireless-essid 3GF2 wireless-key passw*rd wireless-mode managed iface eth0 inet manual up ip link set eth0 up iface br0 inet manual bridge_ports wlan0 eth0
Is there a specific way to make this work? What am I missing?