Possible bug in STA f/w 1.5.6
martin.whitlock at possio.com
Fri Nov 15 10:38:10 EST 2002
Correction... It appears that it was a little too early to blaim the new
Intersil f/w. I have just proven myself wrong by getting the same kind of
trouble even with older versions of STA f/w. But the problem definately
disappears when other_ap_policy is set to 0.
Is the solution to the problem to kick the macaddress of an AP that tries to
associate? Or would this have any bad side effects?
From: hostap-admin at shmoo.com [mailto:hostap-admin at shmoo.com]On Behalf Of
Sent: den 15 november 2002 12:29
To: Hostap at Shmoo. Com
Subject: Possible bug in STA f/w 1.5.6
I beleive I've found a bug in STA f/w 1.5.6 while trying to solve the
HostAP(Client)-to-HostAP(AP) problem. I don't think that this possible f/w
bug is the only reason for my troubles, but it could definately be one
I have a HostAP (#1, f/w 1.3.6) in Master mode (with other_ap_policy=2)
I start another device with HostAP (#2, f/w 1.5.6), default settting
#1 sees #2 and get thats it is a AP
I change mode on #2 into Managed mode
#1 _still_ thinks that #2 is an AP
#2 tries to associate, but #1 prints debug message (AP trying to
iwconfig on #2 shows a good signal quality, but macaddress
When I kick #2's macaddress it associates just fine.
With f/w 1.3.6 in #2 this problem does not occur, but I havn't tested any
versions in between of 1.3.6 and 1.5.6. Also if I switch other_ap_policy to
0 in #1, the problem disappears.
QUESTION: Would it be a bad idea to let HostAP driver do a kick_mac on
that address each time it thinks an AP is trying to associate?
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