freebsd laptop as wireless AP

Jiri Mikulas konfer at
Mon May 19 04:00:59 PDT 2003


> Hi,
> 	I've been working at getting an old toshiba tecra 750cdt to work as
> a wireless access point using the guide in the handbook, The wireless card
> I'm using is a d-link dwl-650 (original that uses the prism2 chipset, I
> checked.) 
> Its all looking good to start, the 3com 3c589 pcmcia lan card connects to
> the wired side fine and ifconfig and wicontrol will talk to wi0 but if I try
> and tell it to go into hostapp mode (as detailed in the handbook) i get 
> wlan-gate# ifconfig wi0 ssid testing channel 7 media DS/11Mbps mediaopt
> hostap up stationname "test AP"
> ifconfig SIOCSIFMEDIA: Device not configured

I'm not sure, but I think that hostap works only with prism 2.5 chipsets
check man wi..

> I know the card works as i've tested it (in adhoc) on a windows2k machine. 
> any suggestions ?
But IMHO ad-hoc is not case of hostap mode (infrastructure as AP works)

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