I need to make an adhoc connection on Archlinux (netbook used as a wifi repeater), I was using this tutorial to do it on Ubuntu :
At the terminal install execute
sudo apt-get install dnsmasq-baseand then
sudo apt-get remove dnsmasq
Restart the NetworkManager by executing
sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager restart
Left-click on the NetworkManager icon and click "Create New Wireless Network"
Name it "UbuntuAdhoc" and set the encryption to "WEP40"
Connect PC2 using Ad-Hoc to the PC1
The main problem is
dnsmasq-mase is missing but
dnsmasq is present on Archlinux.
Here's what I found that could be helpful:
pacman -S dnsmasq mkdir /etc/dnsmasq mv /etc/resolv.conf /etc/dnsmasq cd /etc echo nameserver 127.0.0.1 > resolv.conf mv rc.conf rc.conf.save sed '/DAEMON/s/network/network dnsmasq.local/g' rc.conf.save>rc.conf cd rc.d sed '/-z/s/dnsmasq/dnsmasq -r /etc/dnsmasq/resolv.conf /g' dnsmasq>dnsmasq.local /etc/rc.d/dnsmasq.local start /etc/rc.d/network restart
I have a problem with:
sed '/-z/s/dnsmasq/dnsmasq -r /etc/dnsmasq/resolv.conf /g' dnsmasq>dnsmasq.local
It say that's the
../s/.. is not a known option.
It seems to have broken the
networkmanager applet on xfce4. I blacklisted the dnsmasq stuff in
/etc/rc.conf, it will be to repair in the progress, I can't use my wifi connection for now but my lan will do for now ...
I also checked about various ways of using a adhoc connection, as my girlfriend use my PC and I travel sometimes, I need a graphical way to make the adhoc connection.
I checked my favorite software
wicd but it cannot make multiple connections and adhoc. It said that the version 2.0 maybe would but for now, the only alternative is
So, how I do it?