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pointers to material for using netbook's wireless as access point

I've seen a lot of answers that say "NOT POSSIBLE!!", as if the device
manufacturers really want us to believe that it can only be done on
MSWindows and MacOSX.

I've seen a bit of talk about what appears to me to be the reverse of what I
want to do -- allow other computers to connect via the netbook's ethernet
port and piggyback the netbook's wireless onto the web. That's not what
I want to do.

I've got brctl and hostapd installed and have tried some
configurations I've seen. I keep getting blocked, apparently by
RF-kill and/or something
else that tells me it's not allowed.

So, before I dump all my configuration files and error messages on the
list, can anyone point me to a good how-to? I want to make sure I'm not
missing something obvious before I start asking questions.

Joel Rees

One of these days I'll get someone to pay me
to design a language that combines the best of Forth and C.
Then I'll be able to leap wide instruction sets with a single #ifdef,
run faster than a speeding infinite loop with a #define,
and stop all integer size bugs with a bare cast.

More of my delusions: