Subject: Re: wi users - losing time?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/2002 13:10:30
In message <>, Andrew Brown writes:

>i've found that newer cards, when put into promiscuous mode (as is
>required by bridging) simply refuse to tramsmit.  they pick up packets
>just fine, but never send anything.  as such, bridging between a wired
>network and a wireless network is going to be very difficult.

Were you using WEP?  I think that there's a bug with regard to WEP and 
promiscuous mode.  

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