brianc at palaver.net
Sun Aug 31 14:05:50 EDT 2003
I'm trying to bridge two wired Ethernet segments using HostAP, and I
have run into a couple of stumbles that I hope someone in the community
might know how to work around.
The network in question has been set up (by someone else) to use flat IP
addressing, and traffic is a mixture of IP and IPX.
They are currently using a old, proprietary, slow wireless bridge from
There would be no managed stations on the link; the intent is a simple
point-to-point link in order to bridge the two wired LANS.
Here are the issues:
1. I could not seem to use the WDS-based setup described in the hostap
README unless I set up both wireless ends in Master mode. Will the WDS
technique not work in IBSS ("ad-hoc") mode?
2. Because of the mixture of IP and IPX I am not certain as to the best
way to secure the link. Especially after reading the convolutions in
some of the recent mails about wireless bridging and traffic control, I
wonder if there is any way to use IPSec to secure a link of this type,
or whether WEP is going to be my only practical choice.
Thanks in advance for any help that might be out there.
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