Re:%20Host%20AP%20and%20DWL%20900AP&[email protected]xexpress.com


From: Xam R. Time (xam_at_chalupa.wi2600.org)
Date: 2002-08-22 13:42:46 UTC



> I've wracked my brain to solve this problem without success, and have
> simply concluded that the D-Link DWL-900AP+ sucks.

AP client mode and the other 'bridge' modes are incidental, and will not work with 'any other AP' -- the AP client mode specifically sets From DS and To DS bits in a way that makes it impossible to (by default, with no changes to host AP) get frames through/accross the DWL900ap+ while it's acting as a bridge.

This is the same deal for all the Atmel derived AP's (legacy wap11, me102, etc) and others that feature this 'triad if proprietary stuff.'

In the case of bridge mode, this is basically un-acked from ds/to ds use of 802.11, which will always appear like trash to an AP 'hearing' it.

If you want these modes to inter-operate, send Jouni Malinen raw 802.11 captures off the air so he can see what the frame formats look like (that the proprietary stuff speaks). If it's simple enough for him to mimic it, then support could be on it's way as soon as you can capture a few sample frames.

--Tk



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