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Old 26th June 2009, 03:04 AM
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Secure wireless bridging, How?

I used this thread to get wireless bridging working.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=222558

now I want to secure it.

How can I make it prompt me for a password for this connection?
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Old 26th June 2009, 05:39 PM
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I'm unsure about 'password' but if you mean encryption key then I don't know but I pulled icfg-wlan0 together by setting it up in system-config-network and then binding it to br0. So fooling around there might be a place to start. Will give it a try tonight.

You might also want to consider routing because you can then firewall & or discriminate services by subnet. Basically you'd be acknowledging that your wireless isn't completely trustworthy and adding a layer of security.
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:04 PM
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I am working on a general how-to for setting up an access point. Routing is a better option but bridging will work in more situations. For example many people have low end home routers that don't allow you to add a route. You would need to add a route back to your linux box if you set up routing.

Also the cool think about bridging is it works both ways. So this will also work to get a non-wifi device such as an xbox that is near your linux box onto your network.

Its a really bad idea to have any wireless network not secure. So I figure I'd better get that working for my How-To.
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Old 26th June 2009, 10:10 PM
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Cool. Also test it out for a good length of time, bridging wifi was never 100%.
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Old 27th June 2009, 12:46 AM
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Cool. Also test it out for a good length of time, bridging wifi was never 100%.
Interesting. What problems are people seeing?
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Old 27th June 2009, 04:27 AM
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How about using openvpn?

It can run in bridging mode.
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