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I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router.

It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP.

To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will run udhcpd to give machines connected to the ethernet port, their IP´s.

This all works so far, including the routing tables I have setup.

The problem is, that connected to the access-point is another machine. It broadcasts udp packets and these packets are not routed to the machines that are connected to the ethernet port on my router. How do I resolve this?

Bridging the wlan0 and eth0 ports?

  • If its acting as a router, broadcast packets typically don't cross routers. You would have to manually configure iptables to forward those packets. – heavyd Jan 23 '15 at 17:28
  • Ok, how do I do that? – Dánjal Salberg Adlersson Jan 23 '15 at 19:05

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