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AP-Research HostAP-Research
Thu Jan 13 10:51:30 PST 2005

<quote who="capacity77 at">
> actually I want to implement an AP with and also without hostap, that's
> why I ask if I can do it using only the wireless tools.

You need a driver which enables the AP mode of the card.  HostAP does this
for Prism cards.  Once you have a driver loaded into the kernel which can
communicate with your hardware, you can use the Wireless Extensions to
control the behavior of the driver (e.g. iwconfig wlan0 mode master

For a list of drivers see:

KC Ferguson CIO/CTO
eXtreme Response Mobile HotSpot

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