Admitted newbie - configuration

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Thu Feb 13 18:34:39 PST 2003

On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 03:13:15PM -0500, MD Squiers wrote:

> I have a WPC11 Rev. 3:
> Feb 13 14:51:57 KIMBA kernel: ident: sta f/w: id=0x1f 1.4.2
> So I believe I have a proper card for hostap_cs.  Is this correct?

The card is OK, but if you are going to use Host AP mode, you better
upgrade or downgrade that station firmware code. Version 1.4.2 does not
work properly in Host AP mode.

> At this point, I'm letting pcmcia load up the prism2* modules, and then I 
> manually rmmod them.  Then, I modprobe hostap_crypt, hostap, and hostap_cs 
> (in that order).  However, I then no longer have an interface associated 
> with the wireless card.

You need to associate this device to hostap_cs driver in pcmcia-cs
(cardmgr) configuration. This is usually in /etc/pcmcia directory. If
you have installed linux-wlan-ng, you might need to remove its
configuration file or change it to select which driver to use.

> hostap_cs: hostap_cs.c 0.0.0 2002-10-12 (SSH Communications Security Corp, 
> Jouni Malinen)

> What is "0.0.0?"

Version number of the driver (and yes, it has always been 0.0.0 ;-).

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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