Yet another question about bridgiing...

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Wed Mar 15 21:45:14 EST 2006

On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 08:31:21PM -0500, Edwin Whitelaw wrote:
> Has the hostap code yet (or will it ever) evolved to allow layer 2 
> bridging between two radios on the smae host - one in AP and one in 
> client mode?

This is not question about implementation, but protocol.. IEEE 802.11
simply does not allow client mode device to send frames with other that
its own address as the source MAC address and this is enough to break
layer 2 bridging. You can do such bridging with WDS links, though. In
addition, layer 2 NAT or other address translation mechanisms could be
used to make something similar work (but with limitations on what
protocols can be bridged).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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