HostAP with ralink card - might it work?
Sat Apr 23 08:39:15 PDT 2005
While trying to get rid of wep encryption in my wlan, i found the hostap
project. I decided to just give it a try and installed the package
(Debian 3.1, kernel 22.214.171.124). I configured my wlan card (msi pc54g2
with rt2500) as "wired" and configured all necessary options such as the
interface name. This is what i found out so far:
When running wpa_supplicant (on the client) in debug mode, it complains
about not finding a suitable AP - most probably because the rt2500
driver doesn?t work in Master mode (yet). Nevertheless, "iwconfig" tells
me that the client uses the hostap machine as AP, and the "Mode" entry
switched itself from "Ad-Hoc" to "Managed".
Under circumstances i can?t really reproduce, hostapd tells me something
like "releasing station [MAC address of the _client_] when i shut down
wpa_supplicant on the client. However, hostapd doesn?t keep the clients
from connecting, even with a bad password - it seems useless.
Is it any worth trying this any further? Has anybody gotten this to work
with a ralink card, or is support for this planned?
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