WDS to WDS?

Dave dave at cc0.net
Fri Mar 14 13:27:17 EST 2003


Hello all,


I did finally get WDS talking between two boxes...I had to bring up the
wlan0 interface on each with ifconfig wlan0 up.

The link is locked at 2Mbps and nothing I do changes it. I have tested the
speed by transferring a file between and it is around 2Mbps.

Does anyone know what would cause the radios to operate at only 2Mbps?

Thanks!

-Dave


>
> Now something is funky...I cannot even make two radios talk WDS to each
> other.
>
> Using the commands Jouni provided in the mail archive at
> http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostap/2002-06/0993.html
>
> box 1 with FW 1.3.6:
> iwconfig wlan0 mode Repeater
> iwpriv wlan0 wds_add <mac of box 2>
> ifconfig wlan0wds0 up
>
> box 2 with FW 1.3.6:
> iwconfig wlan0 mode Repeater
> iwpriv wlan0 wds_add <mac of box 1>
> ifconfig wlan0wds0 up
>
> I have tried the same thing with 0.8.3, 1.4.9 and 1.5.6. The cards are
> Engenius 2511's and I have tried 4 different ones. Box 1 and box 2 are 1
> foot apart..no distance issues
>
> Anytime I set mode to Repeater the rate is always shown as 2Mb/s and
Access
> Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00...whats up with that?
>
> I have not gone far enough to run IP on the interfaces and test
connectivity
> but I would assume by looking at the output of iwconfig that nothing is
> going to work...I will give it a try regardless.
>
>
> On each box, iwconfig shows
>
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11-b  ESSID:"test"
>           Mode:Repeater  Frequency:2.412GHz  Access Point:
00:00:00:00:00:00
>           Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Tx-Power=24 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>
> wlan0wds  IEEE 802.11-b  ESSID:"test"
>           Mode:Repeater  Frequency:2.412GHz  Access Point:
00:00:00:00:00:00
>           Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Tx-Power=24 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>
>
>
>
> Does anyone have any ideas?
>
>
> -Dave
>
>
>
>
>
> _______________________________________________
> HostAP mailing list
> HostAP at shmoo.com
> http://lists.shmoo.com/mailman/listinfo/hostap
>




More information about the HostAP mailing list