I'd like to set up a bridge between a wireless subnet and an Ethernet subnet (actually just one client, a DVD player with absurdly poor wireless). That is, the wireless network is the "real" network, to which clients get to the router and gateway, and I want the wired subnet to transparently get through the bridge machine to the wireless subnet. (I'm not a networking person so I don't know whether I'm saying that right.) There are two packages I can find that I think are relevant:
I'm not sure which of those I need, or if I need both. (I guess I can just install them and see if it's obvious.)
Is this an easy thing to set up? It just occurred to me today that it must be possible, but I haven't found any (recent, at least) how-to's on the subject.
edit — oh durr I just found this reference which tells me a lot about the bridge-utils stuff (and the deal with the AP not wanting to handle alien-looking packets makes sense). So maybe that second thing is what I want.