freebsd laptop as wireless AP

Vince Hoffman Vince.Hoffman at
Mon May 19 04:16:12 PDT 2003

> > 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..
> Jiri.

Sorry my typo, it has the prism 2.5 chipset. 

> > 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)
> Jiri.

I only mentioned that as proof it worked at all ;) 
didnt mean to imply anything. 
man wi list the dwl-650 as supporting hostap or i wouldnt have tried :)

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