[Gllug] Bridge problems (Ubuntu)

Adrian McMenamin adrian at mcmen.demon.co.uk
Wed Jun 29 14:47:21 UTC 2011

On Tue, June 28, 2011 9:54 pm, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
> On Tue, June 28, 2011 9:35 pm, John Edwards wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 09:29:31PM +0100, Adrian McMenamin wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Cheers. This appears to work. I am only saying appears because the
>>> wireless bit seems to be having some difficulty but I don't think that
>>> is
>>> necessarily the bidge.
>>> I had some problems with my commodity router, but once I fixed them and
>>> ensured br0 was assigned the IP previously given to eth0 it worked.
>>> Anybody a hostap guru? It seems to be up - but I cannot associate with
>>> it.
>>> Do I need something in /etc/network/interfaces ?
>> The first page found on a Google search of "hostapd" and "bridge"
>> is this page:
>>      http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/hostapd
>> Which suggests that you need to tell hostapd that it is part of
>> a bridge by adding "bridge=br0".
> Yes, I have that already: this is hostapd.conf (without the key info)
> interface=wlan0
> bridge=br0
> driver=hostap
> macaddr_acl=0
> ignore_broadcast_ssid=-1
> logger_syslog=17
> country_code=gb
> ieee80211d=1
> logger_syslog_level=0
> hw_mode=b
> ssid=Consume
> channel=7
> wpa=0
> auth_algs=1

I know I can get this to work - because it was working for well over a
week, but I just cannot replicate whatever it took to get it to work now.

brctl showstp br0 reports it as forwarding packets and the lights blink in
the appropriate way on the card itself but no device will associate with

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