hostpad with mini-pci, wpa and 802.11g possible?

thomas schorpp t.schorpp
Sun Aug 7 01:04:53 PDT 2005

Matthias Lemke wrote:
> Hello,
> is somebody working with a wrap or soekris with mini-pci cards? ?

> somebody building a AP (master) that works in wpa (not wpa2 = 802.11i, i
> mean wpa = wep + tkip)?

why do you want this? there are known weaknesses of wep and attack
scenarios against tkip meanwhile... maybe insecure.

> Which mini-pci card can i use? i tried atheros, but on the faq from
> madwifi you can read: wpa for client mode only :(

outdated. use cvs head (merged from bsd-branch, lately). ive a ap
running with madwifi here. its very stable and secure.

read devlists and cvs-logs if you like.

> i know only intel centrino ipw2200 (hostapd dont support that i think) and
> prism cards (only 802.11b, senao card).


> so there is no way to use hostapd with 802.11g?

it runs:

tom3:~# iwconfig ath0
ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"madwifi"
          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:0F:B5:63:E0:F2

> which 802.11b is best supported mini-pci?
> regards
> math

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