RE: hostap in both BSS and IBSS mode?

From: Lars Viklund (
Date: 2002-07-30 20:44:14 UTC


> From: Jouni Malinen
> To:
> Sent: 7/12/2002 8:38 AM
> Subject: Re: hostap in both BSS and IBSS mode?

> If AP and IBSS (i.e., _not_ pseudo ad hoc) is needed, one could try
> to avoid being the STA sending beacons for IBSS. However, I
> have not studied IBSS beacon part of IEEE 802.11 thoroughly enough
> to say whether this is possible without breaking something.

You cannot do this without violating the standard. However, as long as there is at least one STA in the IBSS that does send beacons properly it will work fine to just skip sending beacons.

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