hostapd: wlan#sta link isn't working

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Thu May 6 21:25:18 EDT 2004

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 11:47:11PM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

> Oh.... missed this mail... please CC me, my mailer is set up to
> keep messages with my address in inbox, shuffling everything else
> into mailing list folders. This mail was addressed only to
> the list...

That's what Mail-Followup-To: header line is for.. I use that header to
select where to send replies and if the line does not exist and there is
no explicit request to cc: another address, I will just send to the
mailing list. This happens to be the prefered way for sending Host AP
related messages to me, i.e., please do not cc: them to my address, just
send to the mailing list.

> On Saturday 24 April 2004 22:35, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > 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)

OK, I think those versions may have worked with wlan#sta. However, I do
not remember whether I have tested this myself.

> 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? ;)

Well, that would be against IEEE 802.11 (STA being associated with more
than one AP), but yes, it might work even with Prism2 cards. Then again,
I would not be too surprised if something would break in such a
configuration. It's a bit difficult to guess what the firmware is going
to do without testing..

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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