[Soekris] FreeBSD wireless (again)
jacques_m_caron at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 19 08:04:46 UTC 2002
At 20:34 18/09/2002, David Young wrote:
>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.
Yep, having that same discussion on the hostap list, actually, and the
problem is probably more the fact that it requires a different 802.11 MAC
header format (and firmware support for it) than the driver itself.
> > 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.
I think I've seen references to it actually working on that list. Of
course, you need another WDS-compatible AP to connect to at the other end...
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