Simon Daykin simon
Sat Nov 30 09:07:04 PST 2002


I have just got hostap_pci running on a Netgear MA311 Wireless PCI card,
which seems to be based on a Prism 2 chipset.  Its not listed much on
the web so I was pretty please to get it up.  I have had it running in
master mode without a problem.  However,  my question is, where can I
find out detailed information on the hostap modes (e.g. Master, Slave,
Repeater etc)?  I am especially interested in Repeater Mode.  Exactly
what is this? How does it relate to ad-hoc and infrastructure modes? Can
I use it to extend the range of wireless lans without backbone cabling?

Any help/info/pointers gratefully received.

Many thanks,

Simon Daykin <simon at>

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