hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Thu Feb 13 21:02:08 PST 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 05:40:02PM +0100, Martin Whitlock wrote:

> The STA 1.6.3 f/w now works like a charm, even in master mode.

That's good to know.

> I also added support for enhanced security and it seems to work fine.
> A hackish patch towards cvs is attached

Thanks. I cleaned it up a bit and merged it into CVS.

> Another issue is that using any other mode than 0 
> seems to shut out Win XP clients totally. Isn't there any way to force 
> XP to connect to a ESSID, even if XP can't find the network?

Well, yes, sort of.. ;-) You can add a new SSID in the zero-config
options and WinXP seems to probe for the configured SSID every now and
then.. At least I have been able to associate with WinXP to an AP that
did not include SSID in beacons and ignored probes using broadcast SSID.
However, this does not seem to be very reliable. Some drivers allow more
reliable configuration of SSID and one could also disable zero-config
and use vendor-specific tools for setting up SSID.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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