What I am looking for is a bridge. WiFi cannot handle normal bridging, so how can I route two IP Ethernet networks using WiFi? (Under Linux)
How do I set up IP routing under Linux? It must forward DHCP, that is, the router must forward broadcast packets.
NAT is not a solution.
UPDATE: The reason I am going WiFi is that our internet cable is badly grounded. Lightning recently traveled through our cables, destroying much of our equipment, including computers and routers. This is the most sure way to ensure it doesn't happen again.
SOLUTION: I have come up with 2 solutions thanks to the answers.
- Put NAT on the Ethernet side. Everything looks like it is coming from a single IP now. Shortcoming is that network access is difficult from the other side because of the NATing.
- Better solution is to run
parprouted, and set
ip_forward=1. That allows true IP based routing to work and DHCP works because of dhcrelay. The shortcoming is that NetBIOS names (which relies on broadcast packets) are not relayed. So computers must be accessed by their UNC path IP address in Windows