HostAP AP not sending beacons?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sun Feb 9 21:30:59 EST 2003


On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 06:37:51PM -0600, Lewis Adam-CAL022 wrote:

> it should already be working, but it does not appear that HostAP is sending
> out any beacons on its wlan0 interface.  My assumption is based on running
> tcpdump and seeing none sent out

Are you running tcpdump in the same host that you are configuring as the
AP? Beacon frames are sent by the station firmware and they are not
"visible" in the same host using tcpdump. You should be able to see
beacon frames, if you set another host in monitor mode on the same
channel.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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