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FreeBSD Wireless Networking Support

The net80211 layer is a device-independent implementation of the 802.11 network protocols that is a standard part of FreeBSD. It is derived from earlier work done for NetBSD but has undergone almost a complete rewrite to support contemporary wireless devices. Net80211 is designed to be reasonably portable; it is used--in one form or another--by all BSD systems and by several Linux-based projects. In the past year this software has undergone major changes to support security protocols such as WPA and 802.11i and for multi-media extensions such as WME. Recent work virtualizes the notion of an 802.11 station to support interesting applications such as multiple "virtual access points" operating on top of a single device and wireless bridge/repeaters.

This talk will describe the basics of 802.11 wireless networks and discuss the design of the net80211 layer. Examples will demonstrate how the net80211 layer is used by device drivers to implement full-featured systems.

speaker: Sam Leffler

location: SITE H0104

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