Regular host and access point at once?
hugo at innerghost.net
Mon Nov 17 12:18:12 EST 2003
On 17/nov/2003, at 15:37, Wilmer van der Gaast wrote:
> I use the hostap driver for a long time already to tunnel my Internet
> traffic to the big WAN-pipe on the other side of the street. It works
> perfectly, especially the upgrade from 2002-10-12 to 0.0.4 gave me a
> huge performance boost. Great. :-)
> But there's a little problem now. I bought an AirPort card for my
> laptop. The thing has troubles connecting to the network, because the
> access point is far away (we only got an AP on the other side of the
> street). Now I just want to set up an AP here as well, because the
> laptop doesn't have to connect to anything in the other building
> (Not directly, that is.)
> So now I'm wondering: Is it possible to use a card with the hostap
> driver as a client to another access point and also as an additional
> access point for local machines? The local machines don't have to
> communicate with the AP/machines in the other building directly.
> As far as I understand now, AP's need a wired connection to each other
> to be able to be an AP on one and the same network. Obviously that's
> an option... Or am I wrong here?
> Wilmer van der Gaast.
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