need a bridge?

Roy Marples roy
Thu Jun 11 08:18:11 PDT 2009

Jhonny Boy wrote:
> Hello
> I would like to creat a AP to share my internet connection. I followed a gentoo documentation.
> But I wonder do I need to creat a bridge?
> Can't I forward my connection with iptable in order to filter it?
> I configure /et/hostap/hostap.conf and when I try to launch it I have this mistake :
>  * Starting wlan0
>  *   Configuring wireless network for wlan0
>  *     no access points found
>  *   Couldn't find any access points on wlan0
>  *   Failed to configure wireless for wlan0                      [ !! ]
>  * ERROR:  cannot start hostapd as net.wlan0 could not start
> Is it beceause I didn't activate the bridge?

You need to disable the wireless modules in Gentoo as they try to 
configure the wireless to connect to an AP and you want the reverse
Add this to /etc/conf.d/net



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