bridging/mac spoofing?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sun Feb 15 15:14:31 PST 2004

On Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 05:43:22PM -0500, Jason Straight wrote:

> Is there something one can do in managed mode to send packets out with a 
> source MAC other than that of the MAC of the wireless nic?

IEEE 802.11 standard does not allow this kind of frames in managed mode.
Only the AP is able to send frames with different MAC addresses due to
the way address fields are used in IEEE 802.11 headers and
acknowledgements are sent to the transmitter address. WDS frames (frames
with four addresses in the header) could be used to achieve something
like this, if both the station and the AP supports it.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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