You need to have an AP vap for setting the essid.
As ath0 is a wds vap, you can not set the essid.
Your setup for wds connection works, but the ideal setup should include
an AP vap.
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Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 12:30 PM
Subject: [Madwifi-users] Unable to set ESSID on the interface
I have made a wds connection between two APs using the following
commands.But now i am unable to set the essid on the interfaces.The
scenario is as follows:
./iwconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode wds
iwpriv ath0 wds_add <MAC of Ap2>
iwpriv ath0 wds 1
iwpriv ath0 mode 11a
iwconfig ath0 channel 44
ifconfig ath0 <IP> up
I have executed the commands on both the sides and
I can able to ping Ap2 from Ap1 and vice-versa.
I tried to set the essid on ath0 so that i can associate client on it.
But it is giving the following error:
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID"(8B1A):
SET failed on device ath0;Operation not supported.
Anyone plz help me in this regard.
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