WDS configuration issues

Kurthy Lorant lorant at real-net.sk
Wed Feb 12 08:21:51 EST 2003


Hi,

Try to downgrade the 1.4.9 firmware to 1.3.6. Or upgrade it to 1.5.6. 
Both versions works for me, but with 1.4.9 I had similar problems 
during this weekend.

Lorant

> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 12:04:10AM -0800, Dave wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > I have not successfully been able to get automatic WDS functioning 
no matter
> > what version/configuration of hostap I use. I can get WDS to 
function by
> > adding the MACs manually but I can only randomly see WDS links come 
up
> > automatically using the instructions in README.prism2. All boxes 
are within
> > the same room and within feet of each other.
> 
> Did you ever manage to get this working?  I managed to get one of my
> machines working but not the other 2 and I'm running out of ideas. 
Like you
> I can set up manual wds links with no problem but just not automatic 
links. 
> I'm using cvs from Jan 22.  I've got 2 sets of cards, 1 set with 
1.0.7/1.3.6
> firmware and 1 with 1.1.0/1.4.9 and both behave the same way.  One 
clue is
> that the nodes that don't work also don't list any MAC addresses at 
all in
> /proc/net/hostap/wlan0.  The only other clue is that disabling 
wireless.opts
> and setting the channel etc in /etc/network/interfaces (this is 
Debian)
> caused the working machine to fail as well so there may be some cruft 
in
> /etc/pcmcia.  My settings are similar to those you listed but here 
they are
> anyway:
> 
> /usr/local/bin/prism2_param wlan0 other_ap_policy 1 
> /usr/local/bin/prism2_param wlan0 autom_ap_wds 1
> /usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
> /usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
> /usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
> /usr/local/sbin/iwpriv wlan0 wds_add 00:00:00:00:00:00 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addbr br0 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds0 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds1 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds2 
> /usr/sbin/brctl addif br0 wlan0wds3 
> /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 0.0.0.0 
> /sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds0 0.0.0.0 
> /sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds1 0.0.0.0 
> /sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds2 0.0.0.0 
> /sbin/ifconfig wlan0wds3 0.0.0.0 
> /sbin/ifconfig br0 192.168.4.6 up 
> 
> Channel, mode, and essid are being set in /etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts.
> 
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
> -- 
> Ray
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