Problem with WPA-PSK auth when bridging

JuanJo Ciarlante jjo-hostap at mendoza.gov.ar
Mon Jan 24 06:50:01 EST 2005


On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:15:11PM +0100, Sebastian Kaps wrote:
> Hallo Jouni!
> 
> Am Fri, 21 Jan 2005 20:57:35 -0800 schriebst Du:
> 
> > Please note that IEEE 802.11 protocol does not support layer 2 bridging
> > when in client (managed/infrastructure) mode, so "fixing" this
> > authentication case would not be very helpful. 
> 
> Thanks for your answer. Meanwhile I've found that out, too :-(
> The only solution seems to be to configure the card as access point
> (using hostap), which in my case doesn't work since the card is
> unsupported by hostap and my other access point doesn't know the
> client-mode.

A "not quite elegant but works" solution is to use parprouted (it listens
to ARP requests on 2 or more interfaces and "orients" routing+proxyARP).
  http://freshmeat.net/projects/parprouted/

Regards...
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--Juanjo

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