Re: HostAP <> bridge?

From: Mark (
Date: 2001-12-28 22:00:40 UTC

The Linksys WAP11 is not the unit to use for this. I know that the latest firmware is suppose to work in inferstructure mode, but it is not very stable and not very functional from all reports. (if anyone knows any different, please let me know) A real shame too. The units would be great to use for an 802.11 based WISP, everything about them is just right EXCEPT for the fact that they don't work!!! Heavy usage will cause them to bog down and have to be reset to get them going again.

The Linksys Bridge mode will only work between 2 linksys APs.

I have heard of others loading different manufactures firmware on the things and having mixed results. Some wind up with dead APs (instant junk) and others comming up with a good working unit.

Look at the Zcomax and Teletronics 11 meg APs. They do AP client (inferstructure) mode and work well.

On Friday 28 December 2001 13:30, you wrote:
> Please forgive my ignorance as I am new to this list, and have been unable
> to find archives or a FAQ... (and I have scoured the 'net).
> Is it possible to get a Linux AP to talk to a 802.11 access-point device
> running in 'bridge mode' or 'access point client' mode?
> I have been trying to get a Linksys WAP11 (Atmel 76c510 based - 1.4g7
> firmware; same as SMC, NetGear, others) to talk to a Linux AP (both
> prism2_hostAP and linux-wlan-0.1.8pre13-AP).
> I basically want to be able to connect several small ethernet workgroups
> using WAP11's in 'bridge' or 'access point client' mode to a Linux AP.
> I've got STA clients talking directly to the Linux AP no problem, so if
> this is possible, I must be missing something.
> Many thanks!
> -keith

Mark Worstall
This document produced with 0.0% Micro$oft products - GOT LINUX?

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4.