[Soekris] hostap

Chuck Yerkes chuck+soekris at 2003.snew.com
Mon Apr 14 16:43:40 UTC 2003


So you have a FreeBSD question that looks to be only vaguely
related to soekris.

I googled for "FreeBSD Hostap prism" and got a number of useful
hits including:
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/wireless.html


Quoting Martin Jessa (soekris at yazzy.org):
> Hi.
> 
> I wonder if FreeBSD's wi driver and Prism 2.5 cards can work in hostap mode.
> And I also wonder if I can use one Prism2.5 wlan nic to act as a bridge and an AP at the same time?
> I would like my soekris net4521 bokses to be able to communicate with eachother, linked in a chain. Their main role will be to just carry tcp packets from the last link to the main server.
> Would that be possible with only one wlan PCMCIA card in each of them?
> I would also like to use the other wlan nic on a separate network segment with separate channel to act as an AP for roaming users (second separate role).
> Can this be done?
>  
> Main server<--> Box1 <--> Box2 <--> Box3 <--> Box4
> 				     |
> 				     |
> 				    Box5



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