[current] hostap+wi

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Jul 5 17:40:54 PDT 2003


In message: <20030705221335.GC66426 at sunbay.com>
            Ruslan Ermilov <ru at freebsd.org> writes:
: On Sat, Jul 05, 2003 at 04:48:09PM -0400, David Gilbert wrote:
: [...]
: > The hostap machine is 4.8-STABLE and the client is 5.1-RELEASE.
: > 
: One nice thing about the hostap is that bridge(4) works with wi(4)
: that is in hostap mode.  Does anybody know if only Intersil cards
: have the hostap mode, or some Prism's also do?

Intersil and Prism are the same thing.  Prism 2, 2.5 and 3 cards have
Intersil firmware.  There are some cards based on prism chipsets that
have Symbol firmware, but those are rare.  The wavelan/lucent/orinoco
firmware doesn't support a hostap mode, but there are add-ins that
give ap functionality.

BTW, Intersil has a new Prism GT chipset for b/g cards.  No data has
been released on this chipset yet.

Warner



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