Bridging with madwifi

Nick Stefaniak existence
Sat Oct 15 05:01:48 PDT 2005

On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 11:44, Thomas Heiz wrote:
> Hi all
> I want to set up hostapd with bridge between a madwifi card and wired
> ethernet. I've inserted a line "bridge=br0" in my hostapd.conf.
> For the bridge, I used the example "Bridging between wireless and
> wired networks" in the readme file from the hostapd.
> The bridge works fine without hostapd (clients can connect without
> encryption).
> When I start hostapd, everything seems to be OK, but when a station
> wants to connect, the following error occures.
> frame too short for this IEEE 802.1X packet
> Has anyone successfully set up a bridge with a madwifi card?
> thanks
> Thomas Heiz
> _______________________________________________
> HostAP mailing list
> HostAP at


I want to use hostapd (madwifi driver) with bridge and I have the same problem 
- clients are unable to authorize (WPA-PSK). Adding bridge=br0 line to 
hostapd.conf haven't bring any effects. Following errors occcures:
WPA: sending 1/4 msg of 4-Way Handshake
WPA: EAPOL-Key timeout
frame too short for this IEEE 802.1X packet

When ath0 is not attached to bridge, everything works fine. I already posted 
this problem (no response), but now I see that I am not alone ;-) Thanks in 
advance for any help.

best regards,
Nick Stefaniak

More information about the Hostap mailing list