How do i know that i am using Host-AP for my PCMCIA Card...

Fawad Nazir fawad.nazir
Sun May 14 22:28:42 PDT 2006

Hi All,

I am new to Host-AP. Today i am trying to install Host-AP for the
first time. In the documentation it was written that: "Host AP driver
was added into the main kernel tree in Linux v2.6.14.". So i
recomplied my kernel to linux v2.6.16.5. After succesful compilation i
wanted to check that hostap module is loaded or not.

lsmod | grep hostap, there was no output to this command.

Then i tried to use $modprobe to to add hostap_cs to the kernel modules.
It worked fine:
fawad at Fawad-Ubuntu:/etc/init.d$ lsmod | grep hostap
hostap_cs              53908  0
hostap                 99460  1 hostap_cs
pcmcia                 35116  4 hostap_cs,orinoco_cs
ieee80211_crypt         5504  2 hostap,ieee80211

Then i though to restart: cardmgr
fawad at Fawad-Ubuntu:/etc/init.d$ ps -ef | grep cardmgr
root      7315     1  0 15:00 ?        00:00:00 /sbin/cardmgr
fawad     7695  7237  0 15:20 pts/0    00:00:00 grep cardmgr
fawad at Fawad-Ubuntu:/etc/init.d$ sudo kill 7315
fawad at Fawad-Ubuntu:/etc/init.d$ sudo /sbin/cardmgr
cardmgr[7723]: watching 1 socket
fawad at Fawad-Ubuntu:/etc/init.d$

So, far everything is fine.

Now i plugged in my Senao NL-2511CD PLUS EXT2 card.

Output of dmesg:
[17181203.040000] eth0: Hardware identity 800c:0000:0001:0000
[17181203.040000] eth0: Station identity  001f:0000:0001:0008
[17181203.040000] eth0: Firmware determined as Intersil 1.8.0
[17181203.040000] eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
[17181203.040000] eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
[17181203.040000] eth0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
[17181203.040000] eth0: MAC address 00:02:6F:39:B9:57
[17181203.040000] eth0: Station name "Prism  I"
[17181203.040000] eth0: ready
[17181203.048000] eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 3, io 0x3100-0x313f

Can anyone please tell me that am i doing the right thing, how do i
confirm that my card is using Host-AP driver?

I will be thankful, for your help.

Fawad Nazir

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