mac address blocking question

From: Luiz Felipe Ceglia (
Date: 2002-09-30 12:18:01 UTC

Hi again,

as no one ever replied me regarding directly this question, I insist :) and ask if someone could at least tell me if I am issuing iwpriv in the correct order.

Thank you,

I have a prism2 driver and kernel 2.4.17 running on an openAP box, september 13th version.

I have the need to allow some devices only connected to the box's eth0 pass.

I issued the following commands:

iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 1
iwpriv wlan0 maccmd 4
iwpriv wlan0 addmac 01:02:03:04:05:06

Altough when I issue the iwpriv commands, the file /proc/net/prism2/wlan0/ap_control changes from this: MAC policy: open
MAC entries: 0
MAC list:

to this:
MAC policy: allow
MAC entries: 1
MAC list:

I can still ping the host I have connected to eth0

I dont know if it matters or not, but I am issuing these commands after the system has boot up.

Am I doing the right thing? Is there anything I should look at?

Thank you,

Luiz Felipe Ceglia  	-  Staff TereNet 	-  +55-21-9135-3679

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