APs compatable with hostap wds?

John Croft john.croft at jcu.edu.au
Tue Mar 4 19:09:29 EST 2003


Ray wrote:
> Are there any APs out there that are known to work with hostap's
> implementation of wds?
> 
We have a two RedHat 8.0's running HostAP CVS 20030303
(well, any since 1.5.6 came out)

/etc/modules.conf

	#
	alias wlan0 hostap_pci
	post-install hostap_pci \
		prism2_srec -r wlan0 rf010506.hex \
		&& \
		prism2_param wlan0 wds_type 4
	#

Then a Dlink DWL-900AP+ can connect in client mode by scanning for the
MAC quite easily - both at 3 metres and at 4 kms (with proper antennas).
Verified working on two different HostAP machines. Generally we only have
one pc at the client end, or a linux box routing for the users home network.

It's not using WDS, but also I've set it up that way as well, and it also
works. I just thought someone might be interested in this fact.

The funny thing is that both MAC addresses (the dlink ap and the client pc)
appear as being associated in
	/proc/net/hostap/wlan0/*

Come to think of it, I haven't thought to test it without the firmware loaded
or the wds_type being set. I might also try using a DWL-900 as well.
-- 
JohnC
https://www.jcu.edu.au/mailman2/listinfo/tsv-wireless
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