Re: Is it possible to add a new MAC frame to HostAP driver for experiment?

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-07-15 07:03:09 UTC

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 12:11:43PM +0530, Manjunathan PY wrote:

> I want to add a new MAC frame to the HostAP .
> I am using a D-Link DWL-650 PCMCIA card on a Linux box.
> Is it possible to add new MAC frames to HostAP driver code when it behaving
> as a mobile station?

Could you please explain that a bit more thoroughly? I'm not sure I understood correctly what you would like to do. If you would like to receive management frames, you will probably need to use Host AP mode (and then try to implement auth/assoc for station mode; I'm actually going to do this at some point). Sending frames should work also in station modes, but it has some limits (like source address must be own addr and BSSID is fixed).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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