Problems with hostap on Gentoo 2005.0 workstation using PCMCIA->PCI adapter

Jakob Schiotz schiotz
Mon Apr 11 13:40:05 PDT 2005

On Monday 11 April 2005 20:13, Brent Vukmer wrote:
> Thanks for the tips on using /etc/portage/package.keywords, Jakob!  I
> emerged the latest hostap-driver and hostap-utils.  The hostap-driver
> README says that "Host AP driver creates multiple network devices",
> mentioning wifi0 and wlan0; however, doing ifconfig after emerging
> hostap-driver does not show me a wlan0 or wifi0 device.
> Here's the hardware I'm using:
> I'm also wondering whether I should be using the hostap or the
> hostap_plx driver.  I *think* based on the hostap-driver README that
> because I'm using a PCMCIA->PCI adaptor, I should be using the
> hostap_plx driver -- but I can't figure out how to do that.

I am using the hostap_cs module with a cardbus card, it is seen as a PCI 
device by the kernel.

By the way, do you have hotplug installed and enabled (you also need to enable 
it in the kernel)?  A cardbus card is apparently handled by PCI hotplugging, 
not the usual pcmcia scripts.


Jakob Schiotz, Ph.D., Associate professor (lektor)
CAMP, Department of Physics, Building 307
Technical University of Denmark
DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark

More information about the Hostap mailing list