Hostap station mode active scan question

Sriram Chadalavada swenggsri
Mon Jan 29 14:52:52 PST 2007

On 1/6/07, Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 06:35:31PM -0600, Sriram Chadalavada wrote:
> > >> iwpriv wlan0 scan_channels <bitmask>
> > This option was not recognized. I am using hostap 0.3.9, hostap tools
> 0.3.7,
> > wireless tools 27.
> That may have been added in a later driver version.
> > Also, could someone confirm that hostap uses long preambles in the
> station
> > mode?
> Host AP driver does not control preamble setting for client modes; this
> is done in the firmware. If I remember correctly, Prism2/2.5/3 supports
> short preamble, so I would expect it to use short preamble if the AP
> supports this.

Just to close the thread...I confirmed using Ethereal that when the cards do
not associate to any access point, their firmware keeps sending probe
request frames. Those should be sufficient for what we are trying to
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...

More information about the Hostap mailing list