bridging with ad hoc wireless network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?THVjZQ==?=, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. We are trying to bridge an Ethernet network (three computers on it) with an
    ad hoc wireless network (two laptops). One of the two laptops is supposed to
    be the bridge as it is connected to both networks. The single networks work
    perfectly when separate. As soon as a bridge is made, no communication flows
    in any direction.

    The bridging computer is running on xp (service pack 2)
    Is it perhaps not possible to bridge with an ad hoc network?

    Thanks for any help
    =?Utf-8?B?THVjZQ==?=, Jun 21, 2005
    #1
    1. Advertising

  2. =?Utf-8?B?THVjZQ==?=

    Tom Moon Guest

    Getting the above bridge setup is over the head of most amateur network
    techs including me.

    A station (Wifi Access Point client) cannot [easily] bridge like this.
    The AdHoc Wifi Access Point (which is also the gateway) is responsible
    for routing on it's subnet. And the Ethernet gateway is responsible
    for routing on it's subnet. But in this setup, the laptop attempting
    to bridge is also wants responsiblity for routing thus there's going to
    be some weird conflict between the laptop and it's gateways for who
    routes what and why?

    Easiest thing is a connection between the ethernet and Wifi network.
    Tom Moon, Jun 23, 2005
    #2
    1. Advertising

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Miles
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    8,577
    Miles
    Aug 31, 2006
  2. =?Utf-8?B?V2Vp?=

    How to add a wireless printer to a ad hoc wireless network?

    =?Utf-8?B?V2Vp?=, Jan 16, 2007, in forum: Wireless Networking
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,356
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
    Jan 16, 2007
  3. =?Utf-8?B?YXVkZ3V5?=

    wireless ad hoc networking using network bridging

    =?Utf-8?B?YXVkZ3V5?=, May 31, 2007, in forum: Wireless Networking
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    576
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
    May 31, 2007
  4. =?Utf-8?B?RnJlYWs0SkM=?=

    Bridging Connections using a Netgear PCI Wireless Network Card

    =?Utf-8?B?RnJlYWs0SkM=?=, Nov 9, 2007, in forum: Wireless Networking
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    621
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
    Nov 9, 2007
  5. Kathy M

    Network bridging a wireless laptop with an IP Phone

    Kathy M, Dec 5, 2007, in forum: Wireless Networking
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    405
    Kathy M
    Dec 5, 2007
Loading...

Share This Page