HostAP beginner.

Pavel Roskin proski at
Fri Aug 8 15:25:17 EDT 2003

On Fri, 8 Aug 2003, Andrea G. Forte wrote:

> Now, the mobile station can see the hostAP, but it seems like the hostAP
> cant see the mobile station. What can I do? How can the hostAP acquire
> the mac address of the mobile station and grant a connection? The hostAP
> is also connected (with wire) to a can I grant for the mobile
> system to the LAN by the hostAP?

You must be misinterpreting something.  Association is a bilateral
process.  It cannot happen if the AP cannot see the station.

Bring the interface up on the AP side and set the IP address on it.  See
the kernel log by running "dmesg".  Please include relevant parts of the
kernel log in the future reports if you still have problems.

It generally recommended to include the exact text you are seeing rather
than your interpretation of it.  Even if you are 100% sure that your
interpretation is correct, other people may still doubt it.

Pavel Roskin

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