How to turn the Acer Aspire One into a wireless access point

Krastyo Komsalov

http://ca.linkedin.com/in/kkomsalov


          
        

2012-04-15

Revision History
Revision 1.12012-01-01Revised by: ME
Created first DocBooc version.
Revision 1.02011-10-09Revised by: ME
First UNofficial release.

This is as simple as I managed to made it instruction how to make wireless access point from a computer wit wireless adapter.


Table of Contents
About this document
.1. Copyright and License
.2. Translations
.3. Preface
.4. Acknowledgments
.5. Feedback
.6. Conventions used in this document
2. Introduction
3. Hardware description
4. Some possible network configurations
4.1. Keep your old router and append the Aspire inside, providing two additional wireless networks. Configuration (a.).
4.2. Using only Aspire as AP. Configuration (b.).
4.3. Bridging between the two private networks and NATing only "Welcome" public network. Configuration (c.).
5. Initial Configuration (a.) - installation instructions for all the necessary software for all configurations.
5.1. The easiest way of installing Slackware on Acer Aspire One
5.2. Kernel configuration
5.3. Remote access - XDMCP
5.4. For consideration:
5.5. Necessary:
5.6. Optional programs:
6. Configuration (b.) - VLAN's and switches
7. Configuration (c.) - bridging
8. Clients setup - WPA and WPA2 with self-signed certificates.
8.1. Linux.
8.2. Mac OS X 10.7.2
8.3. Itouch.
8.4. Windows 7
9. Additional administrative tasks you may consider necessary.
9.1. Limit bad clients - bit torrent.
9.2. Traffic shaping
9.3. Cache DNS server.
9.4. Log configuration.
10. Some final words.
A. GNU Free Documentation License
A.1. GNU Free Documentation License
A.2. PREAMBLE
A.3. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
A.4. VERBATIM COPYING
A.5. COPYING IN QUANTITY
A.6. MODIFICATIONS
A.7. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
A.8. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
A.9. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
A.10. TRANSLATION
A.11. TERMINATION
A.12. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
A.13. HOW TO USE THIS LICENSE FOR YOUR DOCUMENTS