Seeting up access point - can detect signal
Thu Aug 7 22:40:38 PDT 2003
On 7 August 2003 21:09, Madhusudan Singh wrote:
> I have a Netgear MA311 PCI card installed and properly recognized on
> my desktop machine. I compiled hostap-0.0.4 and also the hostapd daemon
> (my /etc/hostapd.conf is at the end of this email).
> I am trying to set up this card as an Access Point.
> My client is a properly configured and working Netgear MA401 PCMCIA
> card in my notebook. (see
> http;//www.eecs.umich.edu/~chhabra/netgearwireless.html ).
> I get the following messages on console on the DHCP server :
> Received 30 bytes management frame
> authentication: STA=cl:cl:cl:cl:cl:cl auth_alg=0 auth_transaction=1
> status_code=0 wep=0
> Unsupported authentication algorithm (0)
> authentication reply: STA=cl:cl:cl:cl:cl:cl auth_alg=0
> auth_transaction=2 resp=13
This does not look like DHCP for me.
> cl:cl:cl:cl:cl:cl are the hex bits of the correct MAC address of my
> client Netgear card. (obfuscated here for security).
> On the client, my wireless link monitor shows a signal strength of
> about 89 % and /sbin/iwconfig indicates the correct MAC address (I hope
> its not my neighbour's access point but the essid is "something" on both
> client and server and that gives me some confidence !) in the Access
> Point o/p. That means that it is picking up the signal from my desktop.
> But I can't seem to use ssh or anything like that.
> What could be wrong ? A misconfiguration of the DHCP server ? (I am
> using two different subnets - one (192.168.0.1/24) for the crossover
> cable and the other (10.0.0.1/24) for the wireless).)
Use static IPs (no DHCP), no WEP, and try to make this simple configuration
> One ancillary question - when I use WEP, what extra stuff do I need
> to do for the client ?
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