is there a step-by-step howto of how to connect a client adapter to an AP with WPA-AES?

Miernik miernik
Mon Sep 19 02:55:28 PDT 2005

I have a situation like this:

I have a Senao SL-2511MP PLUS 2.10 miniPCI client adapter (Pism2.5).
After doing 'insmod hostap && insmod hostap_pci' dmesg reports:

hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_pci: 0.3.9 - 2005-06-10 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at>)
PCI: Enabling device 01:02.0 (0000 -> 0002)
hostap_pci: Registered netdevice wifi0
wifi0: Original COR value: 0x0
prism2_hw_init: initialized in 200 ms
wifi0: NIC: id=0x8013 v1.0.0
wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.0
wifi0: STA: id=0x1f v1.4.9
wifi0: defaulting to bogus WDS frame as a workaround for firmware bug in
Host AP mode WDS
wifi0: Intersil Prism2.5 PCI: mem=0x40002000, irq=6
wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0

And then 'iwconfig wlan0' says:

wlan0   IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"
        Mode:Master  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
        Tx-Power:-16 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
        Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
        Encryption key:off
        Power Management:off
        Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
        Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
        Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

There is an access point that I want to connect to as a client, and that
access point uses:

WPA-PSK with AES crypto.

Address: 00:0F:66:C8:8B:14
Frequency:2.472 GHz (Channel 13)

This taken from iwconfig output from a different computer with a
completely different card, with connects to that AP.

Besides that I have a 10-character alphanumeric key.

Can you tell me what other programs do I need, and exactly what commands
to issue step-by-step in what order (after running 'insmod hostap &&
insmod hostap_pci') to successfully connect to that AP?

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