Re: Fixed DWL900AP frame captures

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-09-19 18:21:06 UTC

On Thursday 19 September 2002 12:22 pm, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 08:42:37AM +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> > 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.
> Unfortunately, that is not exactly the case.. Firmware code seems to
> prevent this. I can send identical frames in WDS mode (i.e.,
> 'Repeater'), but firmware does not pass incoming WDS frames to broadcast
> RA to the host at all so these frames cannot be received. Interesting
> enough, Host AP mode does receive the frames, but then again, it cannot
> send IEEE 802.11 compliant WDS frames..

That's what I've long feared. Fortunately, I gave up on wanting to do that months ago, so it's okay. :)

gb2 on IRC has suggested I put one in PtMP mode, for a complete profile of things. So I think I'll try to do that today. Then, if the firmware is ever fixed, everything will be good to go.



Jason Boxman
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