Client-Client communication not possible before "wpa_group_rekey"
dennis.borgmann at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 23 05:42:33 EDT 2008
I am facing problems using hostapd with two nodes, that want to
communicate with one another. If I connect a machine to an accesspoint
running hostapd, everything works fine, I am able to ping the
accesspoint from the client and ping the client from the accesspoint. If
I try to ping the clients themselves from client to client, this won't
work, until a "wpa_group_rekey" has occurred. If I set this value within
hostapd.conf to "60", it takes exactly one minute until I am able to
ping one client from the other one.
The clients are ping-able from the accesspoint all of the time and the
clients can ping the accesspoint all of the time.
Take this setup:
Laptop, Client 1
Desktop, Client 2
madwifi 0.9.4.5(svn r1865)
Accesspoint, running hostapd v0.5.10 (tested as well with 0.6.3)
All of these machines are connected via wireless-LAN, the configfiles
for hostapd and wpa_supplicant are as follows:
ssid=Embi Netnode 0
wpa_supplicant.conf (on both client-machines):
Any ideas, what might be my problem? any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance, Dennis
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