Host ap Going the way of the Dodo?
Cole Frank Contr AFRL/IFGC
Fri Sep 12 12:58:18 PDT 2003
We should really give GlobeSpanVirata a chance to get their program going
before you write off HostAP and/or the Prism line. Furthermore with most of
the industry moving to the firmware+opensource model, HostAP couldn't be in
a better spot since it would be very easy (relatively) to adapt. In the
firmware+opensource model, the firmware really only drives the radio and
baseband controllers where as part of the mac functions as well as station
or AP functionality including crypto is totally left up to the drivers/apps
on the host. That is what HostAP does already and quite well. Just my
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> From: Michael Richardson [mailto:mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 9:02 PM
> To: HostAP at shmoo.com
> Subject: Re: Host ap Going the way of the Dodo?
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> >>>>> "James" == James B Hiller <jhiller at visi.net> writes:
> James> As to the difficulty of finding compatible cards - I really
> James> believe that is somewhat overstated. Review the
> following URL:
> James> http://www.linux-wlan.org/docs/wlan_adapters.html
> It is not overstate.
> In every case where it says "newer boards use ...", I am
> only finding non-Prism cards in the channels.
> James> and pick one in the card configuration of your
> choice, and let
> James> your favorite search engine do the rest.
> >> Also does anyone have a good source for cheap hostap
> compatible cards
> >> (preferable somewhere that can ship to Europe cheap)
> James> This is by no means an endorsement, but I've been
> able to lay
> James> hands on the DLink DWL-520, both Rev A1 and B1, through
> Not sold anymore.
> If you are still getting things, you are getting them
> current inventory.
> I have been emailing Intersil's "Warf, Brian (GSPN)"
> <bwarf at intersil.com>, about where to get devices,
> specifically PCI ones, and he was a bit helpful, but generally not.
> It looks like HawkingTech's WP251 is still Prism, but I
> can't seem to get it. Yes, using Cardbus+adapters works, but
> is sometimes physically less reliable, and there usually
> aren't as many antenna options.
> ] Out and about in Ottawa. hmmm... beer.
> | firewalls [
> ] Michael Richardson, Sandelman Software Works, Ottawa, ON
> |net architect[
> ] mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
> http://www.sandelman.ottawa.on.ca/ |device > driver[ ]
> panic("Just another Debian/notebook using, kernel hacking,
> security guy"); [
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