hostap in master mode and firmware 1.6.3
martin.whitlock at possio.com
Wed Jan 29 11:40:02 EST 2003
Jouni Malinen wrote:
>On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 05:27:09PM +0100, Martin Whitlock wrote:
>>wlan0: prism2_rx: dropped non-data frame (type=0x00, subtype=0x08)
>Aah.. Now this is interesting. The management frame was not catched in
>the RX path.. That would certainly break AP functionality. Now I would
>like to test that even more myself ;-). Which card manufacturer is using
>these new STA firmware images?
>As a semi-blind guess, could you please try the attached patch (to the
>current CVS version) with the new station firmware and report if there
>are any changes in Host AP mode behavior?
As usual, a Jouni-labelled patch solves the problem! ;-)
The STA 1.6.3 f/w now works like a charm, even in master mode. I also
added support for enhanced security and it seems to work fine. A hackish
patch towards cvs is attached where you can use 'iwpriv wlan0
prism2_param 30 [0..3]' to switch mode.
0 = normal mode (default)
1 = Show ESSID but deny "ANY"-clients
2 = Hide ESSID but accept "ANY"
3 = Hide ESSID and block "ANY"
But actually mode 1, 2 and 3 seems to have the same effect... Have to
test this further. Another issue is that using any other mode than 0
seems to shut out Win XP clients totally. Isn't there any way to force
XP to connect to a ESSID, even if XP can't find the network? A HostAP
client in managed mode with essid set to "ANY" behaves as expected. I.e.
associates with an AP without enhanced security until you change from
"ANY" to the correct ESSID.
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