I'm currently trying to set up an access point in my lounge, using my Sony Vaio with elementary OS installed. I have successfully created an access point & can connect to the Internet that way using the network GUI, but it doesn't work when a password is set (another issue) and creates a new network (i.e. runs it's own DHCP server).
What I want to achieve is:
- elementary OS receives internet connection over eth0
- Creates wifi access point using wifi card (wlan0) without creating a new network (i.e. no DHCP)
- Passes traffic from wlan0 to eth0, so that all devices connected to the access point on wlan0 get their IP address from the router (connected via eth0).
Any idea how this can be done? I've been playing around with brctl with limited success at the moment.