hostapd:config:Associate as a station to another AP while still acting as an AP

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Tue Jan 10 11:46:20 EST 2006


thomas schorpp wrote:
> # Associate as a station to another AP while still acting as an AP on the same
> # channel.
> #assoc_ap_addr=00:12:34:56:78:9a
> 
> happy new year hostapd team.
> 
> interesting feature.
> 
> but not much docu about it avail. yet,
> although ive seen it in some embedded ap boxes.
> 
> has anyone a working setup?
> 
> q: is it only for connecting repeaters

no

> 
> if no:
> 
> q: what does it in detail?
> a:

association and authentication due to fine code in 

ieee802_11.c:

static void ieee802_11_sta_authenticate(void *eloop_ctx, void *timeout_ctx)
static void ieee802_11_sta_associate(void *eloop_ctx, void *timeout_ctx)
...

> 
> q: what about wep/wpa handling for the other ap?
> a:

static void ieee802_11_sta_authenticate(void *eloop_ctx, void *timeout_ctx)

handles it, but it must be the same auth+enc method+data on both ap's?
no config file options. 

> 
> q: which standard describes this?
> a:
> 
> q: is the code for this ok, or TODO?
> a:

dont know yet.

q: how to avoid networking conflicts if the target ap has other ip-addr?
a:

> 
> ...?



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