WDS configuration issues

Ray maillists
Tue Feb 11 11:28:56 PST 2003

On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 12:04:10AM -0800, Dave wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have not successfully been able to get automatic WDS functioning no matter
> what version/configuration of hostap I use. I can get WDS to function by
> adding the MACs manually but I can only randomly see WDS links come up
> automatically using the instructions in README.prism2. All boxes are within
> the same room and within feet of each other.

Did you ever manage to get this working?  I managed to get one of my
machines working but not the other 2 and I'm running out of ideas. Like you
I can set up manual wds links with no problem but just not automatic links. 
I'm using cvs from Jan 22.  I've got 2 sets of cards, 1 set with 1.0.7/1.3.6
firmware and 1 with 1.1.0/1.4.9 and both behave the same way.  One clue is
that the nodes that don't work also don't list any MAC addresses at all in
/proc/net/hostap/wlan0.  The only other clue is that disabling wireless.opts
and setting the channel etc in /etc/network/interfaces (this is Debian)
caused the working machine to fail as well so there may be some cruft in
/etc/pcmcia.  My settings are similar to those you listed but here they are

/usr/local/bin/prism2_param wlan0 other_ap_policy 1 
/usr/local/bin/prism2_param wlan0 autom_ap_wds 1
/usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
/usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
/usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
/usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
/usr/sbin/brctl addbr br0 
/usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0 
/usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds0 
/usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds1 
/usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds2 
/usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds3 
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds0 
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds1 
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds2 
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds3 
/sbin/ifconfig br0 up 

Channel, mode, and essid are being set in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts.

Any ideas?


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