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

From: Manjunathan PY (
Date: 2002-07-16 05:44:30 UTC

> 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
> 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).

What I mean by adding new MAC frames, is that can one add new MAC frame such as re-association-trigger to AP mode , so that the hostAP can send this frame to the mobile station.

Manjunathan PY

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