automatic WDS in 0.1.2 broken?

Joe Parks jphstap
Thu Jan 29 13:42:39 PST 2004

On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 14:12, Bruno Randolf wrote:
> it seems to me that the automatic WDS feature is broken in 0.1.2. 

I'm using it with success.  But I'm not using the pre-allocated
interfaces you describe below (I've used them with older versions of the
driver with success, however.)

> no matter how often i do 
>  iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00
> cat /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/wds always shows me:
> wlan0wds0       00:00:00:00:00:00
> and the kernel log says:
> wlan0: using pre-allocated WDS netdevice wlan0wds0
> can anyone confirm this? 

Well, that behavior is normal if there is no other device to form a WDS
connection to.  

Assuming you do have another WDS capable device available you might want
to look at the firmware revision of your card.  Older revisions are
forced to use a non-standard WDS frame due to a firmware bug.  If you
are trying to talk to a device with standards-compliant WDS but are
forced to use non-compliant WDS, well, that's obviously not going to

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