"original" WDT11/WPC11 combo for an AP?
linuxchuck at phoenixbox.org
Thu Jan 30 17:46:44 EST 2003
Back in the day, Jason Boxman said:
> There are a few things you can do. First, I'd simplify the equation. Forget
> about getting 802.1d ethernet bridging working, for the moment. I would
> setup the WPC11 in the WDT11 in HostAP mode with a static address and setup
> the other station in managed mode with a static address in the same subnet.
> Then, see if you can ping yourself. If that works, see if you can ping the
> AP. If so, there's a bridging issue floating around. If not, then something
> else is going on. You said you were getting a good association and signal,
> so I'd imagine the AP is sending out beacon frames properly.
> First, I'd see if it works without bridging. If not, you could investigate
> your syslog (if you haven't already) for hints. You might also try doing an
> voliatile firmware update. You will have to reflash when the power cycles,
> but if it gets you up, it's worth it.
> I don't think you mentioned what driver you're using on the client station.
> HostAP in managed mode I assume? What's the diagnostic output for that
Good news. I have it fully functional now. It would seem the problem I had was
transient. I removed the bridging as you suggested, and placed the system in
ad-hoc mode. The laptop, (running win2k pro, by the way) refused to associate
at all then. Then I found out that the drivers in 2k give 2 different modes of ad-
hoc. One is written just plain ad-hoc, the other option is 802.11b ad-hoc. I set
it to 802.11b ad-hoc, and it associated. I could also ping between them as well.
Then, I placed my system in Master mode, and the laptop in infrastructure mode
and again, had fully functional network connectivity between them. I finally set
my bridging back up as I had it before, and everything worked. I must have had
some small mistake in my previous setup that righted itself the second time around.
Typical, huh? Either way, Thank you for your assistance. Now for another question:
Are there any worthwhile benefits to flashing my WPC-11 firmware up to 1.4.9? As
far as I can tell, it seems to be passing data without issues at my current version. I
have not put any real load on it yet, as I only have one laptop at the moment that I
can use for testing with it. I have found reference to windows based flash methods
that will *supposedly* work with any prism2 based card. The specific reference is:
Is it worth even considering? Again, my firmware versions are:
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'
NICID: id=0x8002 v1.0.0 (HWB3163-01,02,03,04 Rev A)
PRIID: id=0x0015 v0.3.0
STAID: id=0x001f v0.8.0 (station firmware)
More information about the HostAP