How to force client to associate another AP

Jun Sun jsun at
Wed Aug 13 10:02:25 EDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 13, 2003 at 09:55:47AM +0300, Timo Vanhatupa wrote:
> Hi
> I have done it using access control list and it seems to work.
> First I set deny policy for access control list and then deny client's 
> access and kick it out.
> iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 2
> iwpriv wlan0 addmac <mac addr>
> iwpriv wlan0 kickmac <mac addr>

Very interesting approach.
> At least my clients seem to find their way to other APs. I would like to 
> know if this does not work
> with all clients.
> Still I haven't figured out how to know which access points can be heard 
> by the client.
> Does anyone have ideas how an AP could scan/listen clients that are not 
> associated with it and are on the different channel?
> If this information would be available it would be easy to force clients 
> to selected APs.

My understanding is that people are working on this as part of
inter-AP protocol.


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