Wireless bridging

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Sun Jul 21 23:39:02 EST 2002

On Sat, Jul 20, 2002 at 12:28:37AM +1000, Jeremy wrote:
> Has anyone tried bridging a wireless and  wired network?  I've just 
> spent the whole night trying and it seems to be impossible.  The 
> highlight was the point where I had the bridge interface responding to 
> pings from both sides, but still not bridging.
> Worse, I am now at the point where a tcpdump on each interface shows 
> the packets being sent, but the packets never go into the air and the 
> kernel issues a 'Tx error, state 4'.
> I have the cards talking to each other because when I assign addresses 
> they work.  But the bridging code doesn't seem to be able to send using 
> the orinoco code.

Yes, this is a known problem, but I've never had the time to look into
it.  I'm not actually sure what a driver needs to do in order to
support bridging properly.

David Gibson			| For every complex problem there is a
david at gibson.dropbear.id.au	| solution which is simple, neat and
				| wrong.

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