hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Mon Jan 27 20:58:44 EST 2003


On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 06:48:27PM +0200, Alexey wrote:

> STA v1.6.3
> 
> All work perfectly in Ad-hoc mode and in Managed mode with Lucent AP.
> But we can't get it worked in Master mode. When we turn on Master mode nothing happened.

I do not have v1.6.3 station firmware, so it is a bit difficult to guess
what might have changed. It would be easier to debug any problems should
I get the same version, and even more easier, if it would come with
change log ;-).

> if we turn on debug with prism2_param debug 3
> we can see only such lines in log:
> 
> kernel: wlan0: TX status=0x0000 retry_count=0 tx_rate=0 tx_control=0x000c; jiffies=3047063
> kernel:    FC=0x0008 (type=2:0) dur=0x0000 seq=0x0000 data_len=36
> kernel:    A1=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff A2=00:03:2f:00:99:e2 A3=02:03:9a:ed:99:e2 A4=00:00:00:00:00:00
> kernel:    dst=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff src=00:03:2f:00:99:e2 len=36

Is 02:03:9a:ed:99:e2 the MAC address of the card? If not, this looks
odd. If it is, this might be OK.

> Does it possible to run such type of card in Master mode? Any hints?

Hard to say without debugging this a bit more. Could you please send me
output of "utils/hostap_diag -ru wlan0"? If that looks OK, I would
try to first check whether the card is sending beacon frames or not.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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