Use Linksys WMP11 (PCI) with hostap ?

Jason Boxman jasonb
Thu Jan 2 15:59:47 PST 2003

Peter De Cleyn said:

> On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Per Weisteen wrote:
>> I feel there is some confusion re. the use of Linksys PCI WMP11 card as
>> an Access Point.
>> I've seen some info indicating that the card is not compatible with the
>> hostap driver
>> ( while
>> AVS ( in their compatibility list states that
>> the card is a PRISM2 compatible card.
> Per,
> Only the firmware of your card is not compatible with the HostAP mode, so
> other modes should work!.

I think you're thinking of cards with STA v1.4.2.  That fails to function
with HostAP mode.

New the WMP11 (labeled v2.7 on the chipset itself, but you cannot tell
from the labeling) cards use the Broadcom chipset and fail to work at all.
 HostAP does not support them.

> This can easily be changed as is also described in the article ( or one of
> the other 2 about wlans) on the site you mention. The trick is to load
> another secondary firmware in RAM. I tried this with the WPC 11 (pcmcia
> version)
> and this works pretty well.

Indeed you can, as long as it is a Prism2 card.  (I think you're limited
to STA <= 1.4.9 unless your PRI is >= 1.1.0, though.)

> Peter
>> Could anyone enlighten me on this subject ?
>> If the WMP11 Card is not supported could anyone suggest a PCI card
>> (preferrably with external antenna) that is ?
>> Regards,
>> --
>> Per W.

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