Please Help Wireless.
Topic: Please Help Wireless.
started by: andrewphoto
Posted by andrewphoto on July 09 2007,13:01Debian Etch.
A landlord wants me to setup wireless in a large building, I will be employing bigger antennae, and Repeaters.
I want to setup building before buying landline connection, method:
I bring internet to box_1 by GPRS cellphone,
/usr/sbin/pppd connect '/usr/sbin/chat -v "" "AT&F" OK "AT+CGDCONT=1,\"IP\",\"LEMONINTERNET\"" OK "ATDT*99#"' noauth /dev/ttyACM0 921600 defaultroute noipdefault user ppp usepeerdns
Box_1, I want to "pipe" ppp0 to wlan0. wlan0 to Box_2, Ad-Hoc?. Box_2, notebook/laptop has wireless card, I will roam building.
I need to NAT, is this correct?
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
iptables -A FORWARD -i ppp0 -o wlan0 -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -j MASQUERADE
tail -f /var/log/messages
local IP address 10.32.204.221
remote IP address 192.168.100.101
primary DNS address 188.8.131.52
secondary DNS address 184.108.40.206
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:10.32.204.221 P-t-P:192.168.100.101 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
pppd is always Mask:255.255.255.255
I am reading wireless HOWTO etc., I WANT TO DO MANUALLY.
Can I do this?
route add default gw 192.168.0.1
route add 192.168.0.1 dev ppp0
route add 192.168.0.1 dev wlan0
Any input many thanks, Andrew.
Posted by andrewphoto on July 13 2007,21:34I'm afraid I'm not enjoying networking at the minute.
Because unfortunately I don't quite understand exactly what I am doing, perhaps the best I can do is systematically try options.
I hope somebody could offer some input and perhaps I will learn and understand.
Cellphone won't function as a modem without pppd options defaultroute noipdefault usepeerdns.
Usepeerdns creates an /etc/ppp/resolv.conf file containing two nameserver lines with the addresses supplied by the peer.
Do I need to add a line to /etc/ppp/resolv.conf ?
Perhaps I should be using dhcpd & dnsmasq or something ?
I am trying to gain some understanding.
Any input appreciated.