Setup a WLAN on Fedora Core

Posted on 2007-07-22
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a Fedore Core 6 and need to create my own LAN.

Currently my computer is connected to a wired LAN (eth0: and to a wireless network (eth1:

I need to set up my own Wireless LAN with for instance this IP and let other computers able to connect to this WLAN

Can you please tell me how or give me a link to a tutorial?

Here is my settings:

[root@dhcp22 pcmcia]# uname -a
Linux dhcp22.ccit.berkeley.edu 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:37:32 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[root@dhcp22 pcmcia]# ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:30:59:01:68:E4
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::230:59ff:fe01:68e4/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:1354689 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:207 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:123803291 (118.0 MiB) TX bytes:26112 (25.5 KiB)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:02:2D:4E:85:42
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
inet6 addr: fe80::202:2dff:fe4e:8542/64 Scope:Link
RX packets:564542 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:21537 errors:56 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:55055884 (52.5 MiB) TX bytes:3026257 (2.8 MiB)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x100

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr: Mask:
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
RX packets:307 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:307 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:43789 (42.7 KiB) TX bytes:43789 (42.7 KiB)
Question by:ramow
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cruxy earned 2000 total points
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First, I assume, that eth1 is not a Wireless network card, but a wired network interface to a WLAN access point.
In that case, you may configure your router to assign IP Adresses to all wireless devices with its internal DHCP Server or, enabling DHCP Forward, with your DHCP Server. The rest is configuration work (please tell me if this is the case.).

If eth1 is a real Wireless network card and your computer should be the access point, then you'll need special hardware (AFAIK) - see http://hostap.epitest.fi/.

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