Hostapd and mac80211

Johannes Berg johannes
Tue Oct 23 08:07:56 PDT 2007


I would very much appreciate if you could stay on list. Thanks.

> In regards to your comment below, what AP functionality exists in the
> mac80211 code base? We have an 802.11 device and are in the midst of
> deciding how to use it to create an AP and would be interested in a
> pointer to current status or a brief description. TIA.

mac80211 has all the required functionality, but no userspace interface
which is partially added in my patches. If you're building an 802.11
device you will want to write a mac80211 driver for it if it is a
half-mac design, and use hostapd. mac80211 itself has no code to handle
association etc.

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