Bridge help

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Mon Jun 20 21:43:37 EDT 2005

On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 11:12:25PM +0200, Mentor wrote:

> I installed wlan card (prism 2.5 using HostAP) in my linux box  and kick it to managed mode (then wlan0 is connect to ap) , then i make br0 (if: wlan0+eth1). But bidge doesn't work, only broadcast packets from wlan(AP) can go to ethernet but same packets from ethernet to wlan(AP) no. O.o

Managed mode client cannot send packets with foreign source address in
IEEE 802.11 and as such, layer 2 bridging does not work in such a

> maby i must try WDS ? if yes , plz gimme example how i can do this   

Yes, WDS is required for this. README file in Host AP distribution has
some examples on WDS configuration.

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