Re: Problem with bridges and wireless NIC's
From: Bjarke Istrup Pedersen
Date: Mon Mar 01 2010 - 03:12:54 EST
2010/3/1 Jouni Malinen <j@xxxxx>:
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:58:10PM +0100, Bjarke Istrup Pedersen wrote:
>> There is a problem when trying to create a bridge containing a normal
>> NIC and a wireless NIC, and using hostapd.
>> The problem is, that it is not possible to create a bridge containing
>> a wireless NIC, if it hasn't been setup first.
>> Does anyone have a solution for this?
> How about first creating the br0, then starting hostapd, and finally
> adding wlan0 into br0?
>> (The commit that introduced this problem is
>> ad4bb6f8883a13bb0f65b194dae36c62a02ac779 , reverting it solves the
> I don't know whether I would call that a solution, but well..
>> For more info, please have a look at this bug report:
> I'm not sure whether I understood the description correctly, but this
> sounds like a limitation in the way the network setup is done. Forcing
> br0 to be created with wlan0 before wlan0 has been configured is not
> going to work. I would consider removing wlan0 from the static
> configuration of br0 and just creating br0 with eth0 with the setup
> scripts and allowing hostapd to add wlan0 into br0 once the interface
> has been configured properly (support for this was added in hostapd
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That sounds interresting, is there any chance that that functionality
can be added to the 0.6.x branch too? (I'm maintaining hostapd in
Gentoo, but cannot stabilize a 0.7.x build, due to it being a
Bjarke I. Pedersen
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