RE: iwpriv maccmd does not filter

From: Martin Whitlock (
Date: 2002-06-03 07:35:35 UTC

deny-policy means that the mac-adresses you've added with 'iwpriv wlan0 addmac ##:##...' is denied access. Try 'maccmd 1' if you want to deny all connections (that are not in your list).


-----Original Message-----
From: Kernel Jake [] Sent: den 31 maj 2002 05:04
Subject: iwpriv maccmd does not filter

I have tried filtering mac addresses with iwpriv on the following setup:

kernel 2.4.17
pcmcia-cs-3.1.31 (external)
D-Link DWL-650 cards in access point and two clients

My clients lose sync with the access point when they are kicked, but then they immediately renegotiate! For example , I would think that the following two commands would lock out all clients from my access point:

# iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 2
# iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 4

But when I do this, I see my win2k and linux clients drop one ping as they disappear from /proc/net/prism2/wlan0, but then they immediately reappear and keep pinging! Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?

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