Re: Cisco Aironet 350

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-07-15 18:22:22 UTC

On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 12:22:30AM +0100, wrote:

> I've been playing with the linux driver for Aironet 350 and the hostap demon
> and I was fairly confident that the Cisco card can act as an AP with a few
> more tweaks to the driver. It will run in AP mode and I have been able to
> reliably associate Cisco cards with it - an Agere card has also associated
> on occasions but unpredictably. So far I have not added code to allow
> communication between STAs.

Do you mean that you use hostapd from the Host AP driver and modified airo_cs.o driver? I have considered testing such combination at some point, but haven't thus far have time for this. Anyway, I would be interested in getting to test your changes.

I have been aware of the AP mode in Cisco cards for quite some time, but testing it has always been delayed (enough interesting things to do with Prism2 driver ;-). Have you confirmed that the card sends correct beacon frames when set into AP mode and whether it replies to probe requests? If one of these is not working fine, there might be some errors with different station card models.. Anyway, dumping all 802.11 frames with 3rd host in monitor mode and going through them, e.g., with Ethereal, could give useful information for debugging the association problems.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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