[Soekris] FreeBSD wireless (again)
dyoung at ojctech.com
Wed Sep 18 18:34:40 UTC 2002
On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 02:46:00PM +0200, Jacques Caron wrote:
> Also, the bridge(4) man page says that it does not work with wi(4) because
> the source Ethernet address cannot be set to the real source address of the
> bridged frame with that driver. Don't know if that's up to date with recent
> changes in the driver etc, though.
I am making lots of improvements to wi(4) in NetBSD, so I will investigate
these questions as I go. I am not hopeful that the answers will be
positive, at least not with presently-available firmware.
I fear the Prism firmware insists on writing the adapter's MAC to
a frame's source address field, preventing wi(4) from working with
bridge(4), except in HostAP mode.
> There's also the WDS thing, but I have no idea whether that's supported in
> the FreeBSD driver or anything...
I don't think that WDS can be used, yet. Again, I think that the
problem is the firmware insists on overwriting a MAC when it should not.
Archived discussions on the Linux HostAP mailing list incidate this.
Intersil hints that in a future firmware revision, WDS will work.
David Young OJC Technologies
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