<P>ya you are right ... i give a command as</P>
<P>ifconfig wlan0 192.168.6.29 up </P>
<P>does this mean the link is up rather interface is up? means, the association of client with APs is successsful only when the link is up. what will happen if i just give ifconfig wlan0 up ?that is without giving IP and making link up,does the client will get associated with the AP?</P>
<P>thanks for ur help<BR><BR><B><I>"Mark Glines"<MARK-HOSTAP@GLINES.ORG></B></I> wrote:<BR><BR></P>
<BLOCKQUOTE style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><BR>On vr, mei 07, 2004 at 08:51:39 +0530, sankpal_manisha wrote:<BR>> Hi all,<BR>> I have converted my PC to work as an AP using hostap.<BR>> the iwconfig commands show corect ssid,signal ,stregth,etc..<BR>> <BR>> and when i tried to associate client it falis....<BR>> i assigned the IP address to wlan0 using ifconfig and the client gets associetd with the AP.<BR>> <BR>> i m wondering why this happens?<BR>> is there neccessity to assign IP address to wlan0 very time ? what is the significance of doing this?<BR><BR>Why don't you include the exact ifconfig command you used? My guess is you're<BR>doing more than simply setting the IP address. For instance, if your ifconfig<BR>command line includes the word "up", you're also enabling the link, which is<BR>more important than setting an address...<BR><BR>Mark</BLOCKQUOTE><BR><hr><font face="Arial" size="2">Indiatimes E!
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