beacon code

Timur Alperovich timur.alperovich at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 17:19:54 EST 2008


Never mind! Thanks for the help Jouni! I just needed to update the station
firmware to 1.7.4 or higher.

Timur

On Jan 22, 2008 2:25 PM, Timur Alperovich <timur.alperovich at gmail.com>
wrote:

> I am indeed using the Host AP driver. I found that the set_generic_element
> is implemented like this in .4.4 (version I'm using): set_rid(local->dev,
> HFA384X_RID_GENERICELEMENT, buf, len + 2); I tried doing
> set_rid_word 0xFC48 37 with iwpriv to see if that would work, but got:
> Interface doesn't accept private ioctl...
> set_rid_word (8BEE): Invalid argument
>
> What could be the reason for that? Is the feature supported in 0.4.4 or
> should I upgrade the kernel? I'll check out git in the meantime.
>
> Thank you,
> Timur
>
>
> On Jan 18, 2008 11:05 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:
>
> > On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 04:04:31PM -0500, Timur Alperovich wrote:
> > > Where is the head and tail set? I found references to the local_info
> > struct,
> > > which contains all the information that is stuffed in there, but
> > couldn't
> > > find where it's used for beacon header/tail.
> >
> > Which driver are you using? If Host AP, most of the information in this
> > thread has nothing to do with it.. Since local_info structure is not
> > used in net/mac80211 or madwifi, I would assume this is indeed for Host
> > AP driver. In that case, the answer is that there is no header/tail
> > configuration for beacon (hostapd/beacon.c is not used at all with Host
> > AP driver), but set_generic_elem() handler is used to add a group of IEs
> >
> > to Beacon and Probe Response frames. The current Git version shows how
> > to add more IEs into this set (it combines WPA/RSN IE and WPS IE into
> > the single buffer that is then configured to the driver).
> >
> > --
> > Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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>
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