Warning message in bridge mode

Ben Greear greearb at candelatech.com
Mon Jun 23 14:33:34 PDT 2014

On 06/23/2014 02:03 AM, Vu Hai NGUYEN wrote:
> I get this warning message when doing my test with iperf in my AP:
> br0: received packet on wlan0.sta1 with own address as source address
> My STA is set up in bridge network (promiscuous mode) and using the firmware of CT.
> http://www.candelatech.com/downloads/firmware-2-ct-community-6.bin
> When my STA is associated successfully with my AP, the interface "wlan0.sta1" is created
> in my AP. And I have this config:
> br0              Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 04:F0:21:0E:38:C6  
> eth0            Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:02:0F:C5:05
> wlan0          Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 04:F0:21:0E:38:C6
> wlan0.sta1  Link encap:Ethernet     HWaddr 04:F0:21:0E:38:C6 
> I think that the warning message is because my interface br0 and wlan0.sta1 have the same
> mac address. And it decrease the performance of the rate (I get higher rate with iperf when my 
> STA is set up in router network (not enter promiscuous mode). I can not do the test with the
> official firmware cause it crashed in promiscuous mode.
> So I wonder that if anyone get the same issue like me?

Why do you have the same MAC for wlan0 and wlan0.sta1?  What are those interfaces
exactly?  It is normal for the bridge to have same MAC as one of the interfaces
it contains.

> I can use it for my STA in promiscuous mode and connect to my AP on channels DFS,
> Sometimes I get this message "wlan0: received packet with  own address as source address".
> I'm not sure that it is your firmware issue or because of my network configuration.
> I'll try to figure it out and report to you if it relates to your firmware.

I doubt my firmware has any impact on this particular problem.


> Thanks,
> Acita-Sodielec
> Route de Mayres - B.P. 9
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Ben Greear <greearb at candelatech.com>
Candela Technologies Inc  http://www.candelatech.com

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