While ago (Fedora Core 3) I used to follow this tutorial
to share my internet connection using a wireless card (ad-hoc per to per).
Today I've finally installed Fedora 7 (it recognized all my HW!!!) and the steps do not work anymore, I'm doing the following:
1. I've set in my Fedora 7 PC, wlan0 Ip Address to 192.168.0.1, subnet mask = 255.255.255.0, checked "activate device when computer starts" set Network Name (SIID) to HOME, channel to 1, transmit rate Auto, Mode= Ad-Hoc, and a five characters Key.
2. In the laptop (Windows XP) a set the IP to 192.168.0.11, Getway and DNS to 192.168.0.1 and mask 255.255.255.0, AdHoc, SIID = HOME and the same 5 characters Key
3. I have run the following commands on Fedora to allow iptables to share the connection:
>/sbin/iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
>echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
4. I have added FORWARD_IPV4=true on “/etc/sysconfig/network”
5. I've installed and started the DNS server:
> /etc/init.d/named start
Starting named: [ OK ]
I'm able to connect from my laptop to Fedora using SSH, but I'm not able to ping or open any website.
When I try to ping www.google.com
from the laptop I get "Ping request could not find host www.google.com", when I try to ping google's IP directly (188.8.131.52) I get "Reply from 192.168.0.1: Destination host Unreachable"
Also, I noticed that everytime I restart Fedora I have to "Activate" again wlan0 even if in the configuration the "activate device when computer starts" box is checked.
Please can anyone help me? or point me out to a tutorial on this?
Thanks a lot