Re: Wifi sharing

Sorry, too much traffic for me, unsubscribing. I'd be happy if you
contact me off-list about the Wifi sharing functionality.

(So far I haven't found a single person successfully using
networkmanager for wifi sharing, so something like "yes, I have managed
to configure an access point" would be a fine start...)

Am Sonntag, den 25.11.2012, 16:44 +0100 schrieb Michael Below:
> Hi,
> I would like to use networkmanager for Wifi sharing. The situation:
> I have a Debian testing AMD64 system, connected to the LAN, with an
> additional D-Link System AirPlus G DWL-G122 Wireless Adapter(rev.C1)
> [Ralink RT2571W] I want to use to occasionally provide Wifi for some
> devices.
> After trying this with networkmanager unsuccessfully for a first time, I
> set up an access point using hostapd. This works fine in general, but
> the GNOME apps like evolution, pidgin etc. believe the network is down,
> so they don't connect to the network. Probably they ask networkmanager
> for the status of eth0, which isn't up. I didn't find a way to tell
> networkmanager to look for br0 instead.
> Now I tried setting it up again with networkmanager. The trouble starts
> in the basic setup: networkmanager doesn't remember my settings. I want
> Infrastructure mode with WPA, not Ad hoc mode with WEP. Basically, I
> just want networkmanager to do it like I set it up with hostapd.
> networkmanager shouldn't forget my settings every time I disable the
> network.
> The networkmanager packages are version 0.9.4
> Is there a way to use networkmanager for Wifi sharing? Either to get it
> to notice that br0 is there, or to have it setup a stable access point
> of its own? 
> Cheers
> Michael

Michael Below <below judiz de>

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