freebsd laptop as wireless AP
Vince.Hoffman at uk.circle.com
Mon May 19 05:40:22 PDT 2003
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vince Hoffman [mailto:Vince.Hoffman at uk.circle.com]
> Sent: 19 May 2003 12:16
> To: 'Jiri Mikulas'; freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: freebsd laptop as wireless AP
> > > 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 :)
If anyone is interested, i just had an old firmware (the latest one d-link
supply is ancient) i upgraded to a more recent one and its looking good.
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