Having problems sending DHCP information over wireless bridge

Brian Sturgill zen_hacker
Tue Oct 5 17:19:26 PDT 2004

I have four Wet11's on my hosatp network and everything works great. Never 
had a problem with getting dhcp to work. In fact one link is 2000 feet and 
1500 feet of it is through fairly dense trees. (No line of sight)

>From: Brad Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>
>To: hostap at shmoo.com
>Subject: Re: Having problems sending DHCP information over wireless bridge
>Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2004 20:08:39 -0400
>On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 09:58 -0700, Jonathan Shahariw wrote:
> > Hi I have a network where we use a linux box with hostap running dhcpd
> > to allocate addresses.  Some of the wireless clients for this system
> > are Linksys WET11's that are a wireless to ethernet bridge.  The
> > WET11's don't have a problem associating to the wireless network.
> > However, the AP does not send the dhcp replys to the hosts on the
> > otherside of the wet11's because they are not associated as they don't
> > have wireless cards but talk to the network via the WET11.  All other
> > traffic goes through fine if the IP address is set statically.  It
> > seems that only the DHCP traffic is blocked by hostap.
>this is not specific to the wet11s...
>it also happens with smartbridges, and the senao cb3s.
>i was not able to resolve the problem.
>Brad Langhorst <brad at langhorst.com>
>HostAP mailing list
>HostAP at shmoo.com

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