Subject: Re: tinkering with wi interfaces (Prism 2.5)
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/21/2004 01:32:13
On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 08:20:44PM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> The main reason I'm using adhoc mode as opposed to putting one in hostap
> mode and making the other a station is because of the bridging issue...
> I *could* make one or both sides route, but in this case having
> them as bridges just makes certain things much simpler.  (at least
> from one perpsective).

If you would send a detailed PR concerning wi(4)'s failure to bridge
in hostap mode, I would appreciate it.

I can see how you would have success "bridging" an ad hoc-mode wireless
interface to an ethernet, but what you have is not a layer-2 bridge so
much as it is a strange bridge/router hybrid, and I fear that someday
you are going to get bitten by the difference. Come to think of it,
you might be bitten already: is the retry rate for the ad hoc clients
going through the roof?

BTW, I am bridging a wi(4) to a tlp(4) in the office. It seems to
work fine.


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