Re: BSSID address change

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-29 07:00:36 UTC

On Fri, Jun 28, 2002 at 11:21:40PM +0000, Jesus M wrote:

> I am trying to change the BSSID address of my access point. I am using a
> zoom air 4100 card.
> I tried ifconfig hw ether <newaddress>, and even issuing ifconfig the MAC
> address appear as <newaddress>, the sent packets still uses the old Hw
> address. Is there any way to change the hw address in this specific card, or
> any Prism2? I was succesfull doing the hw address change in a cisco card.

HW address change was not implemented in Host AP driver. Unfortunately, the driver used default eth device functions that changed dev->dev_addr even though the used address was not changed. I have now added support for this and the latest CVS version at can change MAC addr (which is also BSSID in case of Host AP mode).

> And another question: Is possible to see what SYA are associated with a
> hostap AP?

If that SYA is typo (of STA), then yes.
/proc/net/prism2/wlan#/<STA mac addr> files are created for each associated (or actually authenticated) station.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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