Re: Question about station mode

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-04 16:22:29 UTC

On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 06:33:50PM -0400, Indraneel Chakraborty wrote:

> Although AP/Station modes are separately supported in the latest
> release, I cannot seem to find some code which is exclusively for
> Stations. For example, where is the "Request for Authentication" code?
> I can see handle_authen in prism2_ap.c but not its complementary
> function for the Stations!

IEEE 802.11 management messages in station modes are handled completely by the station firmware and there is no code for these in the Host AP driver. In other words, there is no "Host Station" mode to match with Host AP mode in Prism2 cards. I haven't tested this, but it might be possible to implement at least limited station management functionality in the host driver using pseudo adhoc mode or Host AP mode.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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