kern/117227: [iwi] iwi0 wireless interface doesn't work with bridge.

Andrew Thompson thompsa at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 29 12:20:02 PST 2007


The following reply was made to PR kern/117227; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Andrew Thompson <thompsa at FreeBSD.org>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org, joe at tao.org.uk
Cc:  
Subject: Re: kern/117227: [iwi] iwi0 wireless interface doesn't work with
	bridge.
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 09:14:07 +1300

 Hi,
 
 > I'm trying to get a bridge working between an em0 wired ethernet
 > interface, and an iwi0 wireless. 
 
 You can only bridge wireless interfaces in hostap mode. The access point
 only registers the mac address of the wireless card itself so if you
 send Ethernet frames from other devices behind it the frame will not
 come back.
 
 There is a 4-address wireless frame format for this situation but
 FreeBSD does not support it yet.
 
 
 cheers,
 Andrew


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