Re: HostAP and LinkSys wap11 compatibility

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-04-11 17:55:32 UTC

On Thu, Apr 11, 2002 at 04:55:54PM -0700, Hristo Nazarow wrote:

> I will test HostAP with wap11 AP (this weekend). WAP11 is the most popular
> AP on the market (this is my opinion). I will try to make PtP/PtmP between
> WAP 11 and HostAP (WDS links I think).

Like Vladimir already mentioned, this will not work. The frame formats are not compatible due to firmware bugs in Host AP mode.

> If there is interest from list and Jouni we can make HostAP
> compatible with such devices. What about it?

There's probably interest, but getting Intersil to fix WDS related problems in Host AP mode might prove to be quite difficult. Workaround for the issue does not seem much easier. So far, I have been able to send a standard-compliant frame in adhoc mode. That might be enough to build WDS links, but it would mean goodbye to AP functionality.. I would guess that receiving standard-compliant WDS frames could work in Host AP mode, but that would not help much before getting also TX side working.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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