Re: WDS application notes

From: Adam Shand (
Date: 2002-04-07 22:18:23 UTC

On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 13:01, Jerritt Collord wrote:
> A few folks sat down yesterday (afternoon to be more
> precise, post-patch) with the new driver and tested WDS. A great
> feature! Here's some notes--mostly simple and imprecise testing.

I just wanted to also say that I was very impressed with the ease of getting it all to work. The only real problems we had were due to an insufficient amount of RTFM :-) I'm hoping to get our of our public ap's deployed with this for real world testing in the next few weeks.  

> The long interface names are a problem for some utilities we noticed...
> mostly that in displaying the device name some things assume a smaller
> width and truncate it... perhaps s/wlan0/w0/ ?

It seems that iwconfig etc truncate interface names to 8 characters so all WDS links show up as wlan0wds. It seemed to work properly but will make debugging kinda rough later :-)


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