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Re: [lwip-users] ESP8266 as WiFi to PPP Bridge

From: Sylvain Rochet
Subject: Re: [lwip-users] ESP8266 as WiFi to PPP Bridge
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:11:32 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Hi Jeffrey,

On Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 10:37:28PM +0000, Wormsley, Jeffrey (Jeff) wrote:
> > 
> > But, long answer, you will have to change a little bit the PPP lwIP 
> > stack to hook PPP IP input/output to bypass the IP stack, since you 
> > don't need it (you want a L2-ish bridge).
> > 
> > Basically, you need to change ip4_input/ip6_input called from ppp.c 
> > to a function which send a properly formatted IPv4/IPv6 packet (+ 
> > Ethernet header ?) over your ESP8266. And you need to call ppp_input 
> > with IPv4/IPv6 packets from your ESP8266, you'll have to prepend the 
> > PPP header though.
> Is there a method that might work with less invasive changes?  Maybe 
> more of a router type interface than a bridge?  Not sure I have the 
> chops to tear into LwIP that deeply, especially one that has already 
> been torn into for other reasons.

The main problem with IP routing is that you'll need to change the 
routing table on the gateway facing your wifi module, which is probably 
impossible in your case:

BOARD ------------------------------ PPP/WIFI ---------------------- GW   
default via    default via             default via 

Or you can try Ajay NAT support ;-)


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