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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:44 am    Post subject: Issues with bridging a wap to wired lan Reply with quote

I've tried this several times in the past, but the new guide at http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Atheros_Ath5k_Wireless_Access_Point had me hopeful... I am running an ath5k wnic, and can get a wap setup without much trouble... but bridging wlan0 to eth1 has eluded me for nigh upon two years now. it's undoubtedly the most difficult thing to do on linux, for some reason.

I followed that guide, with the exception of the bind segments, since I use dnsmasq (due to using http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/home-router-howto.xml). everything seems fine, until I reboot and it tells me:

ERROR: interface br0 does not exist
Ensure that you have loaded the correct kernel module for your hardware
ERROR: net.br0 failed to start
...

I have in fact compiled the bridging option in kernel config... though I did it as built in rather than as a module. I do have net.br0 in /etc/init.d, so I don't really understand how it can say that br0 doesn't exist. any help would be much appreciated.
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