Re: Fixed DWL900AP frame captures

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-09-19 05:53:42 UTC

On Thursday 19 September 2002 01:42 am, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 12:29:16AM -0400, Jason Boxman wrote:
> How is that PtP connection configured to DWL900AP? Is it just added as a
> link to the peer AP using hwaddr of the other end or is there something
> else in the configuration?

How exactly do you mean? I believe I entered the MAC of the AP to talk to in PtP mode in each one's configuration. The other option is PtMP (multipoint) which disallows entry of any MAC addresses.

> It would seem that the changes needed for Host AP driver are minimal to
> support this kind of PtP links. I will add an option for configuring
> whether broadcast frames are sent like unicast (current behavior) or are
> sent to broadcast address. If there are more than one WDS link, there
> will be duplicate frames (assuming bridge code or whatever sends the
> frame to multiple devices), but it should not be that big a problem.
> With one WDS link behavior should be identical to PtP mode shown in the
> capture from those DWL900APs.


Jason Boxman
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