hostapd: wlan#sta link isn't working

Denis Vlasenko vda at
Thu May 6 16:47:11 EDT 2004

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On Saturday 24 April 2004 22:35, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:13:59PM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
> > Remote AP is Linux 2.6.2, hostap 0.1.2, mac=00:05:5d:fa:56:36
> > My AP is Linux 2.6.5, hostap 0.1.3, mac=00:05:5d:fa:1a:e3
> >
> > I run hostapd with this config:
> >
> > assoc_ap_addr=00:05:5d:fa:56:36
> Which firmware version are you using in the wlan card that tries to act
> as an AP and station at the same time? Please note that most firmware

1.8.0 and 1.7.4 (not sure about second one, I've lost boottime dmesg of it
and it cannot be rebooted now. 1.7.[24] or 1.8.0)

> versions do not work in this mode.. I think I have been able to use this
> with STA f/w version 0.6.2, 0.7.6, and 0.8.0. Most 1.x.z versions do not
> work (they deauthenticate immediately when receiving any data). Some of
> the latest versions might work. There was some discussion about this on
> the mail list at some point.

Well. Anyway. It's a hack. But nice one. BTW, I have two AP's in view of my
parabolic, with _different_ essid's. Can this hack be extended to supporting
_several_ STAs? ;)

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