Ubuntu – How to bridge network interfaces


I have a laptop running 11.10 with 2 network interfaces, wired and wireless. Wireless interface connects to the router with DHCP and connects to the internet. Wired interface is connected to a switch. I want the computers on the switch to get their IP addresses from the router not my laptop.

  1. How would I go about setting this up? Bridging the interfaces?

Best Answer

Yes, that is what you need to do. Sharing an internet connection using Network Manager will setup the sharer as a DHCP server, etc, which is not what you want.

You can read how to do it here: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/lucid/en/man5/bridge-utils-interfaces.5.html

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