wpa_supplicant with madwifi using bridge

hong zhang henryzhang62 at yahoo.com
Tue May 8 20:14:13 EDT 2007


Sorry, it may not go through stack and hits to user
space if it registers with bridge.

--- hong zhang <henryzhang62 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Joel,
> 
> wpa_supplicant works on user space. What i think is
> if
> ath0 registers with bridge, packet goes through
> bridge
> and it may go through kernel and hits to user space
> where hostapd works on.
> You have to make hand shake packet bypass bridge and
> directly goes to kernel.
>  
> Does your wpa_supplicant use security?
> 
> 
> ---henry
> 
> --- Joel Lindsay <joel at waveteq.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am using madwifi wireless drivers and
> > wpa_supplicant on a bridged 
> > interface.  I cannot connect to the access point
> > while the ath0 is on the 
> > bridge using wpa_supplicant.  As soon as I remove
> > the ath0 from the bridge 
> > wpa_supplicant connects perfectly, and then I can
> > add ath0 back to the 
> > bridge again.
> > 
> > The problem occurs on a reconnect, as after
> > disconnection I would have to 
> > manually take the interface of them bridge again.
> > 
> > It looks like this might have been fixed in latest
> > version, but I am using 
> > 0.4.9 and would require a lot of work to change. 
> Is
> > there work around or 
> > something to fix this?
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Joel Lindsay, B.Eng
> > Project Engineer
> > WaveTeq Communications
> > (250) 766-9229 
> > 
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> 
> 
>  
>
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