Re: 4 cards in full duplex mode

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-09-21 13:11:19 UTC

On Fri, Sep 20, 2002 at 12:22:00PM +0300, hristo wrote:

> I read about the thread. I want to play with it, So i found that i should
> use bounding kernel module + bridge. I just want to ask is there a
> theoretical chance of doing that. Two PC with two wlan and one eth port
> acting as bridge point to point

For bridge, you will need to be able to use arbitrary Ethernet header source address, so I would recommend using WDS frames in 'Repeater' mode. I haven't tested device bounding, but I would guess that it would show the bounded devices as one device(?) that could then be added (in addition to eth0) to br0.

You would need to make WDS link between wlan0 of the hostA and hostB and similarily with wlan1 (i.e., each device would have one WDS link). After this, you would bound wlan0wds0 and wlan1wds0 on both hosts. Finally, you would add bridge (br0) with eth0 and the combined device on both hosts. If everything goes well, you would end up with a bridged Ethernet segments. Of course, one should remember to set wlan0 and wlan1 on different channels to gain improved performance from this setup.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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