Subject: Re: qemu, bridge and wireless
To: Quentin Garnier <email@example.com>
From: Greg Troxel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/22/2007 09:42:56
Quentin Garnier <email@example.com> writes:
> On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 08:57:20AM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>> Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > You can't bridge a wpi. I don't think you can bridge with any of
>> > NetBSD's wireless drivers: not only you need a card that supports
>> > having as many associations to the AP as required, but of course you
>> > need the software support.
>> I had never thought of that, but I see your point. Thoughts arising:
>> 1) If it doesn't work brconfig should fail.
> Well, it works if the interface is in AP mode... Maybe add an ethercap
Maybe for now the best thing is just update bridge(4) and maybe
brconfig(8) to note the issues. bridge(4) says it works on 802.11.
>> 2) I wonder if another encapsulation would enable this to work. My
>> 802.11 spec memory is very fuzzy at this point, but I recall a way to
>> carry 802.3 frames in 802.11, rather than the encapsulation that puts
>> only the data and puts the 802.3 addresses in the 802.11 header.
> But would you expect the AP to support that?
I don't know - it probably depends on what the WiFi specs say.
My comments were mostly intended as what-if fodder....