iwconfig wlan0wds

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed Jun 11 22:11:46 EDT 2003

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 04:06:59PM -0700, David Gurevich wrote:

> How come iwconfig wlan0wds essid "test" produces an error:
> Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
>     SET failed on device wlan0wds ; No such device.
> Why can't I configure a WDS interface with iwconfig?

Because you are using incorrect interface name. The full name is
wlan0wds0 for the first WDS link. iwconfig is apparenlty truncating it.
In addition, Host AP driver does not store separate data for WDS
interfaces. That iwconfig command would still be configuring the "main

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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