weird bridging problem
Computer Abet & Trade
Fri Apr 30 06:36:05 PDT 2004
ABOUT THIS SITUATION,... can I bridge two hostAPs in AD-HOC mode ?????!?!? I
need that as point-2-point link
I'm experiencing a weird problem with hostap and bridging.
wired1 -> bridge1 -> hostap managed (kernel 2.4.21/hostap 0.1.3 or cvs)
wired2 -> bridge2 -> hostap master (kernel 2.6.3/hostap 0.1.3)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jouni Malinen" <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>
To: <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 04:06
Subject: Re: weird bridging problem
> On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:44:32AM -0000, Pedro Ramalhais wrote:
> > Thank you! When peter answered my first post he didn't explain it
> > work in managed mode.
> > Anyway, it's a bit strange that it doesn't work, after all it's "just"
> > interface... Maybe there's someone willing to explain why it doesn't
> The frame format used in IEEE 802.11 does not allow a station that has
> associated with an AP to send frames with foreign source MAC address.
> However, this is required for layer 2 bridge and consequently, IEEE
> 802.11 station in managed mode cannot operate as such a device.
> Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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