if_wi hostap mode in 6.0-BETA5 seriously broken, was:Re: RELENG_6 if_wi in hostap mode broken?

Holm Tiffe holm at freibergnet.de
Thu Sep 22 02:05:53 PDT 2005

Holm Tiffe wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a Netgear MA311 running in hostap mode from time to time in my
> pc. This card is there for teting purposes mostly.
> Today I've found this card not working anymore with my existing
> configuration, the client gets associated but I can't get a single
> packet to the client or vis versa.
> ifconfig wi0 channel 10
> ifconfig wi0 media DS11 mediaopt hostap
> ifconfig wi0 stationname PEGASUS
> ifconfig wi0 wepkey 0xsomething
> ifconfig wi0 wepmode on
> ifconfig wi0 ssid "FGNETWILAN"
> ifconfig wi0 inet netmask
>         inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::209:5bff:fe69:39c8%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2 
>         ether 00:09:5b:69:39:c8
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet DS/11Mbps <hostap> (DS/2Mbps <hostap>)
>         status: associated
>         ssid FGNETWILAN channel 10 bssid 00:09:5b:69:39:c8
>         stationname PEGASUS
>         authmode OPEN privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF wepkey 1:104-bit txpowmax 100
>         dtimperiod 1 bintval 100
> Is this a known Issue?
> Unfortunately I must remove the card from the pc now, because an other one
> has died and must be replaced....
> Regards,
> Holm

Today I've booted the 5.2-R live filesystem and checked my wi card again.
On 5.2R the hostap mode of this card is working flawlessly, but tcpdump wi0
doesn't see any packets going trough the interface. I can connect from my
notebook both with Win98 (Boingo) and 5.2.1-RELEASE-p9 with the same
hostap settings.

On 6.0-BETA5 from yesterday Boingo can't connect, FreeBSD on the Notebook
also can't.

Unfortunately I can't check vis versa, the ap on the notebook, since
my Orinocco Gold PCCard seems to not support hostap mode on 5.1.1-R-p9.

If I can help to track this, drop me a mail..


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