Bridging between WLAN interfaces

Jim TerWee jim
Wed Nov 19 16:35:26 PST 2003

You can not set up L2 bridging on the wireless cards unless both cards on
set in AP mode. You don't really have a lot of choices other then you
replace legacy AP and use WDS or use parprouted with the present AP


Craig Thornton said:
> Hi,
> I am currently trying to set up a L2 bridge between 2+ wlan interfaces
> and am having a great deal of difficulty.
> My goal is to create a "repeater" node which is able to extend the
> coverage of a legacy infrastructure network.  To accomplish this task I
> have a RH8.0 laptop with two wlan cards.  Wlan1 is associated with the
> legacy AP (managed mode) and wlan0 is in Master mode.  Wlan0 acts as an
> AP and also can participate in a WDS with other hostap nodes.
> Unfortunately, I am having trouble creating a L2 bridge between wlan0,
> wlan1 and possibly wlan0wds0,1,etc.  I have tried using brctl, similar
> to the hostap readme file, and also the parprouted package.  Is there a
> way to bridge these interfaces without having to resort to proxy-arp and
> L3 host routes as in parprouted?
> What is the best way to create a L2 bridge between 2+ wlan interfaces on
> the same node?
> Thanks in advance!!
> Cheers,
> Craig
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