Try to install HostAP on Fedora Core 3 but it don't work.

Jim Cromie jcromie
Thu Apr 7 13:57:51 PDT 2005

Sebastian Weitzel wrote:

>> What did I make wrong?
> You will have to remove the driver which already is assigned to your 
> prism
> device. rmmod orinoco should do the job at first instance. You will 
> also have
> to add the orinoco module to the autoprobe blacklist (distribution 
> dependent)
> to prevent loading this module via coldplug/hotplug on boot time.
> After then hostap_pci should load.
> Regards,
> Sebastian Weitzel
If this is the problem, theres another possibility:

at bottom of /etc/pcmcia/config, you should find following:

    # Include configuration files for add-on drivers
    source ./*.conf

which should find hostap_cs.conf (in same directory)

in there, you *should* find something that matches your card

[root at harpo boot]# cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "D", "Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card", "Version 01.02", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)
[root at harpo boot]# cardctl info
PRODID_2="Link DWL-650 11Mbps WLAN Card"
PRODID_3="Version 01.02"

since youre not getting hostap to see the card, one of these steps isnt 
which one is it ?

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