hostapd problems with bridging

Henrik Brix Andersen brix at
Sun Mar 12 05:48:33 EST 2006


On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 08:16:46AM +0100, Oliver Sorge wrote:
> i'm using debian sid with hostapd 0.4.5 and madwifi-old on my atheros
> pci wlan card. wenn i start hostapd, my pda can authenticate and
> connect to my hostap with wpa-psk tkip. but when i bridge the wired und
> wireless networks, the 4-way-handshake fails with eapol key timeout.
> why is this? do you have any solution for me or a hint how i can solve
> this problem? i don't want to buy a standalone ap ;) is hostap unable
> to work with wlan devices wich are in promiscous mode?

Did you remember to add "bridge=br0" to your hostapd.conf file? This
is needed when using madwifi in a bridge.

Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at>
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