I've done this:

  • Created a wireless network via the network manager.
  • I have internet through a wire.

I want create a wireless network and share my internet access that I get from a wire. @TheX told me that I have to bridge the two connections but I don't know how to.

the setup I want is this:

  • Sharing connections through the wireless
  • getting internet through a wire

@TheX gave me a link that might work.

I need to connect eth0 with wlan0

Has anyone got this to work in 11.10?

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    I heard love can do that but maybe squid might work better! – Allan Jul 24 '11 at 19:35
  • could you explain a bit more? – Alvar Jul 24 '11 at 19:36
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    freshmeat.net/articles/… if it works I would answer the question with your results – Allan Jul 24 '11 at 20:15
  • Will try this tomorrow, I'll get back to you... – Alvar Jul 24 '11 at 20:37
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    no it's not LOL – Alvar Jul 24 '11 at 22:36

If you're using Ubuntu Desktop, then it's really simple. Click the network icon at the to right of your screen. Select "Create new wireless network". Give the network a name, choose an encryption type (wep, wpa, etc) and make a password. Click "create" and that should be it. You can now connect to the wireless network from other computers and the wired connection should be shared with the wireless network you just created. :)

  • That's what's not working. Have you done this yourself? – Alvar Jul 24 '11 at 22:36
  • yes, I did it after commenting on your question and before providing an answer. If it's not working, then you should provide som information about that. It's terribly difficult to guess and this is the first time you've mentioned that. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Jul 25 '11 at 10:12
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    So when you created your network with a wire plugged in, did you try and connect to the wireless network with a mobile phone or so? to see if the network works. You can't connect with your laptop to see if it works! – Alvar Jul 25 '11 at 10:27
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    good for you because no one else can. – Alvar Oct 21 '11 at 4:56
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    Maybe it has something to-do with your network card. I've tried a million times but it WONT work... – Alvar Oct 22 '11 at 10:54

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