Re: Bridging when in Managed mode

From: Martin Whitlock (
Date: 2002-09-06 10:10:23 UTC

Jason Boxman wrote:

>On Thursday 05 September 2002 08:55 am, Alex wrote:
>> Should bridging between eth0 and wlan0 work when wlan0 is setup as
>>"Managed" with the hostap_cs driver? When in "Master" works perfect, but I
>>cannot make it work when wlan0 is a client of other AP. Maybe it's not
>>supported by the 802.11b standard...??
>I don't think you can. At least, it wouldn't make any sense. :)

It would make sense, if you for instance would like to build a wireless hub with WLAN as backbone to ethernet. But still, a WLAN card in "Managed" mode can't be bridged. An alternative is to use WDS links (which require a HostAP based AP). Jouni has also implemented a "Repeter" mode with standard compliant WDS frames that you might be able to use together with at least some other brands' AP's.


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