Supported Wireless Cards

Ugo Campiglio ugo.campiglio
Mon Mar 22 00:06:40 PST 2004

Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, Ow Mun Heng wrote:
>>>Hi everybody, I am looking for a card that can be purchased now and
>>>that is supported by linux and that I can use with hostapd. I found on
>>>a website a list in which there was NetGear 802.11b Wirelless PC Card
>>>16-bit PCMCIA Model MA401. Up to the site, it is supposed to work on
>>>linux, but when I plugged it the kernel gives "unsupported card"/. Is
>>>this card supposed to work? Otherwise can you give me some references
>>>to pick a card from? Thank you, Ugo
> It should work.  It's listed in hostap_cs.conf.  It's hard to comment on
> the error without complete error messages and the versions of the software
> involved.
>>Didn't I answer this somewhere else?
>>Yea.. it works.. I use it on RH9 and FC1.
>>U need to ensure that you have the orinoco_cs/orinoco/hermes drivers
>>compiled into the kernel or as a module.
> Orinoco driver doesn't work with hostapd.  The only driver that works with
> hostapd is hostap.  hostapd uses private ioctl() that only hostap
> implements.

That is what I found out but after I made it work with the hostap 
driver. Thanks.

More information about the Hostap mailing list