Re: WDS ping

From: Erik Walthinsen (
Date: 2002-03-13 19:58:54 UTC

On Wed, 2002-03-13 at 10:41, Jouni Malinen wrote:

> I might also check whether it would be feasible to implement AP
> functionality in an ad hoc mode, i.e., by taking care of beacon and
> probe response frames in addition to the other Host AP mode
> functionality. This would bring more timing constraint for the host
> driver, but this might be doable and it would avoid certain Host AP
> mode related problems.

This is what I think would be the most useful variant for any proposed large-scale mesh network. It allows all the active mesh nodes to talk to each other without the 'port' limitation of 6 peer APs, and it allows dumb nodes (without this driver) to associate with one of these active nodes as if it were an AP. Of course IBSS mode still has its drawbacks, but at least it lets us talk to anyone we want.

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