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Re: Redirect internet connection to wireless router (was: Sharing ppp [...])

Vinicius Massuchetto wrote at 2009-10-10 08:44 -0500:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM, green <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Here is one way:
> > 1. Set the IP address statically on the laptop for eth0 (
> I did this. My eth1 is on

eth0 is on the WAN/internet side?

> > 2. Set up a DHCP server (I use dnsmasq) on the laptop, listening on eth0.
> And this:
> $ cat /etc/dnsmasq.conf
> domain-needed
> bogus-priv
> interface=eth1
> dhcp-range=,,12h

That looks okay; hopefully nothing is missing.

> > 3. Configure the DHCP server to give the router a specific IP address, using
> > the MAC address of the router (IP
> The router configuration allows me to fix its IP. Is it still necessary?
> The router is on

That should work.

> > 4. Disable the DHCP server on the router.
> I did this too. On LAN and WLAN interface.


> > 5. Install the ipmasq package, and configure as necessary.
> ipmasq is not available on sid. What package replaces it?

Well, I'm not sure.  I've always just used the ipmasq package.

You could try
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

To apply this permanently put the following line in /etc/sysctl.conf:

If that doesn't work, maybe someone else knows how.  I'm sure you can do it 
with nothing more than Linux + iptables, but I don't know how.

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