in hostapd, what are devices wlan0ap and wlan0sta for?
gregfjohnson at yahoo.com
Sun May 25 21:11:55 EDT 2003
Sorry for the naive question. I notice that when I compile hostap to
use hostapd (i.e., "#define PRISM2_NO_KERNEL_IEEE80211_MGMT" in
and then run "hostapd config1", and then do "iwconfig", I see the usual
wlan0 device, but I also see two other devices "wlan0ap" and "wlan0sta".
What can be done with those two devices? What would they be used for?
I've tried a couple of things, like using ifconfig to assign IP addresses
to these devices. But, it doesn't look to me like they associate with other
AP's. I can't ping through them, etc.
Are they used for authentication etc.? How does one use them or talk to them?
Thanks very much,
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