Jerry mrcool
Wed Feb 18 16:00:07 PST 2004

I know this sounds overly simplistic...  but have you tried to simply rename
the hostap.conf to wlan-ng.conf ?  I presume since you are using (trying)
the hostap driver, the wlan-ng driver would be in the way for all intents
and purposes...
Just  a thought...


> I did not include other messages than the one with unsupported ioctl
> because that is the only error message I get. All the rest seems to work
> fine.
> I tried to add entries in /etc/pcmcia/config but once this was done, the
> card was recognized as ethernet not as wireless lan. This would make the
> Zaurus freeze when starting the tcp/ip service (the only service allowed
> since the card was recognized as ethernet).
> I tried to rename the hostap.conf in zhostap.conf as you said but nothing
> would happen. Can the class of the device be changed from "network" to
> "wlan-ng"? Doing so the card gets recognized as wireless and not as
> ethernet, but it gives me the unsupported ioctl I told you about before.
> Thank you for all of your help.
> Andrea
> On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > On Wed, 18 Feb 2004, Andrea G. Forte wrote:
> >
> > > We modified the original wlan-ng file to load the hostap modules
> > > of the prism2 modules for our card. We tried to use the hostap config
> > > as Pavel said, but when inserting the card it would not be recognized
> > > "inserted" and therefore no drivers would be loaded.
> >
> > I'm sorry, but the only way to make hostap work is to have it loaded by
> > cardmgr.  This means that the appropriate entry for the card should be
> > /etc/pcmcia/config or in a file included from it.  When wlan-ng is
> > executed, it's too late.
> >
> > I believe your interpretation of the problem is incorrect, but you
> > provide any exact messages, so I cannot help you.  The problem has
> > to do with either driver, by the way.  It's a problem with cardmgr and
> > configuration files.
> >
> > --
> > Regards,
> > Pavel Roskin
> >
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