Sharing network from 2 wireless cards ubuntu

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by slavcho, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. slavcho

    slavcho Member

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    Hi all, i wanted to ask you how can i make a wireless hotspot (in ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS) but i want to use 2 usb wireless cards.. The one usb card i want to be connected to the main network where i will get the internet connection.. I want the other usb wireless card to be the one from which the hotspot is being created..
    So the first wireless card is for the internet connection and the other for the hotspot.. and the other should be bridged in order to get the internet from the first usb card.. i could find some tutorial to make the connection with the ethernet interface but that is not what i want.. Tried to turn on the hotspot on the second wifi card but when i turn it on the 2 wireless cards are disconnected from the connected wireless AP - i wonder why is that so? In windows you can disconnect one wireless usb card connected to the same AP as the other one and not disconnect the other one.. in linux is just annoying.. Also i want to make an ethernet interface to share the internet connection from the wireless usb device on a router?
    Any help will be greatly appreciated :D
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    An actual access point would be an infinitely better solution.
     
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  3. slavcho

    slavcho Member

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    o_Oo_O Really? i thought it was a worse solution.. any other opinion?
     
  4. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Sure, get an AP. It will do what you want and is a better option.
     

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