Automatically selecting channel
Sun Feb 1 06:19:29 PST 2004
The examples I recall seeing of wireless networking under Linux seem to
explicitly set the channel.
But I've just realized that my hostap client associates with my AP
just fine, even if I don't set the channel (indeed, even if I
explicitly set an incorrect channel).
Is this a standard feature of wi-fi under Linux that I'd missed, or is
this some special feature of hostap or perhaps of the way
wpa_supplicant probes for networks (I'm using WPA-PSK on my home AP;
haven't had a chance to see if I get the same behaviour on a non-WPA
Or has it never been necessary to set a channel in managed mode, and
I was just confused?
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