Question about hostapd (authenticator) support for wired (Ethernet) clients

Gunter Burchardt gbur
Mon Jan 24 10:41:15 PST 2005

> Hey there,
> Is it possible to use the hostapd (authenticator) in a wireline
> environment?

Yes. It is possible with extensions.

> Is this setup feasible and out-of-the-box with the HostAP software for
> the authenticator side?

No. You need some wired extension for hostapd to block unauthorized
stations. This extension is available at:

This kernel module is available for 2.4 kernel!


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