RTS/CTS loop when in Promiscuous Mode

Jouni Malinen j
Fri Jun 1 17:20:41 PDT 2007

On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 10:33:39AM +0200, ahuguet at cttc.es wrote:

> when a rts threshold is set in one station, in order for it to start a
> RTS/CTS handshacke for the packets to be transmited, and afterwards that
> station is set into promiscuous mode, said station fails to deliver any
> dataframe at all, being caught in a loop of RTS/CTS messages exchanged
> between the two stations.

Promiscuous mode has number of issues and the exact behavior may depend
on the used STA firmware version. This issue with RTS/CTS may be one of
those issues..

> Would there be any way to make the RTS/CTS mechanism work also for nodes
> under promiscuous mode?

Who knows.. I've given up on trying to do anything with promiscuous mode
with Prism2/2.5/3 cards. This would be a question for whoever is
maintaining the firmware (if anyone) at this point. Though, I would not
expect to get any answer.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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