Re: Bridging Query

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-28 08:25:05 UTC

On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 11:24:57AM +1000, ABBENHUYS, Ryan wrote:

> It's my understanding that the hostap driver supports simultaneous bridging
> to other AP's also using the hostap driver, while also functioning as an
> access point at the same time. Am I correct here?


> Also, if I had say 3 WL200's running the hostap driver, AP1 could see AP2
> and AP3, but AP3 and AP2 could not see eachother, would the bridging(WDS?)
> allow AP1 to route data between AP2 and AP3? Or would I have to setup some
> routing tables instead to do that?

Yes. You would need to setup WDS links between AP1-AP2 and AP2-AP3 and configure Linux bridge code to bridge packets between the APs. You should also disable direct packet bridging in the Host AP driver (prism2_param wlan0 ap_bridge_packets 0) if the stations need to send packets to other stations using the same APs. This should allow Linux bridge code to take care of finding out which interface to use for each MAC address.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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