weird bridging problem

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Tue Mar 16 21:06:33 EST 2004


On Wed, Mar 17, 2004 at 12:44:32AM -0000, Pedro Ramalhais wrote:

> Thank you! When peter answered my first post he didn't explain it wouldn't
> work in managed mode.
> Anyway, it's a bit strange that it doesn't work, after all it's "just" an
> interface... Maybe there's someone willing to explain why it doesn't work.

The frame format used in IEEE 802.11 does not allow a station that has
associated with an AP to send frames with foreign source MAC address.
However, this is required for layer 2 bridge and consequently, IEEE
802.11 station in managed mode cannot operate as such a device.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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