IEEE 802.11-DS and IEEE 802.11b

David Goodenough david.goodenough
Sun Jul 18 08:41:49 PDT 2004

On Sunday 18 July 2004 16:14, Oscar Rodilla wrote:
> Hi to everybody.
> I'm programming a script (executed in the hostap) which obtains the
> channel whith less interferences from other AP's. After this scan, the
> HostAP changes to mode master and starts working in this channel.
> Everything works correctly when the output of a "iwconfig" command shows
> something like that:
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b    mode:  ....
> But sometimes, this output changes to IEEE 802.11-DS and then nothing
> works correctly. When this occurs, the card doesn't accept "iwpriv" or
> most "iwconfig" commands. A solution is restart the card (another time I
> see IEEE 802.11b in the output) but obviously this is not the best way
> because clients connected to hostAP will loose their connection.
> Anybody can tell me why the card changes to IEEE 802.11-DS ?? What does
> it mean ??
> Thanks in advance and sorry if my English is quite poor :(
> Bye!

I got some odd behaviour (not this, but none the less odd) with older
firmware.  I am currently running 1.8.0 and they now behave as I 
would expect.


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