WDS with older firmware AP's?
Mon Feb 16 14:30:32 PST 2004
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On Monday February 16 2004 17:12, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Feb 2004, Jason Straight wrote:
> > I'm just starting to tinker with WDS, and have a question. I've found
> > that it's recommended to have newer firmware to use the 4 address mode on
> > the hostap client, is it necessary to have newer firmware on the AP you
> > are joining up with?
> As I understand, the WDS support is only needed on the access points.
> Clients (you mean stations, right?) don't use 4-address packets, so they
> don't need new firmware for that purpose. Intersil station firmware 1.5.0
> or newer is needed for an access point running HostAP to support WDS. If
> the other access point doesn't run HostAP it still needs to support WDS.
> Whether it needs firmware upgrade is irrelevant to HostAP - you should see
> the manual and possibly the site of the vendor.
Right, what I was referring to was:
My station (linux running hostap with newest prism firmware), trying to act as
a repeater to an access point which has old prism firmware on it (linksys
WAP-11), and the card won't fit in my pcmcia port on my laptop so I cant
jason at SkyCon.net
jason at JeetKuneDoMaster.net
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