not WDS

David Gurevich dgurevich at packethop.com
Thu Jun 12 14:37:25 EDT 2003


Thanks,
Does this mean that it is not possible to configure the 
wlan0wds0 interface differently from the main wlan0 interface?
I would like to set it with its own ESSID. I also do not want 
to send 4 address frames over it. What I'm trying to do is
run HostAP in Managed mode as a station connecting to some 
standard AP while also talking to other HostAP nodes via the
WDS interfaces. I do not want to bridge (therefore no 4 
address frames). I'll just route across the interfaces. I would
think that this would be a neat feature that enables one to 
extend the range of a standard AP infrastructure.
 
> 
> > 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
> interface".
> 
> -- 
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP 
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> 
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