Bridging ether-usb to a wireless NIC

Xiangfu Liu xiangfu at
Fri Nov 18 00:58:28 EST 2011

Hi Delbert

never try bridge. I just use:
   ifconfig  usb0
   iptables -A POSTROUTING -t nat -j MASQUERADE -s
   sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
   route add -host usb0


On 11/18/2011 12:31 PM, Delbert Franz wrote:
> I spent some hours this afternoon attempting to connect the Ben to the
> Internet via a bridge to a wireless NIC.  There seemed to be rather
> complete instructions for Debian, what I have running on my netbook.
> However, something was not correct and I could not get things to work.
> Has anyone on the list been successful in doing that?  Clearly it is
> quite a bit more complex than using a bridge to a standard NIC for a
> cable connection.
> I'm interested in getting this working because I want to replace my
> seven-year old laptop with a newer version, perhaps an ultrabook.
> Several of the recent models announced do not have an ethernet port.
> Of course, I can plug in a usb ethernet atdapter, I already do that
> with the XO from OLPC project.  However, it would be nice to be able
> to dispense with that.
> Thanks for any pointers or experiences.
>                        Delbert

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