Where to start?
Sat Jan 13 12:09:27 PST 2007
hi, I need help in getting my hostap driver to work, and i absolutely
don't know where to start though i read all the tutorials which can be
found on this subject... They unfortunately seem to adress the advanced
The only thing which i know is that i need to install hostap
driver in order to be able to use WPA encryption with my Prism chipset.
Is that correct?
Mandriva tells me that hostapd-0.5.5 and hostap-utils-0.4.7 (both
mandriva rpm packages) are installed.
Is hostapd-0.5.5 the driver or is the driver something else?
The system i use:
- Kernel version is 2.6.17-5mdv
- Network card is an intersil card and has Prism 2.5 (already did a
firmware flash to latest version to support WPA)
- wpa_supplicant 0.5.5 (mandriva rpm package) is installed.
[root at blubb etc]# wpa_supplicant -ieth3 -Dhostap
ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_HOSTAPD]: Operation not supported
Failed to set encryption.
[root at blubb etc]# lsmod
orinoco_pci 5856 0
orinoco 39636 1 orinoco_pci
hermes 6976 2 orinoco_pci,orinoco
I'm confused, as i read different things: I need to compile kernel with
hostap support, i need to compile hostap (which one? hostap-driver?
hostapd? hostap-utils? all of these?) from source (and i need kernel
sources installed for this), i need to remove (rmmod) orinoco and hermes
modules and so on...
Would be nice if someone would help me to get things in the right order.
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