Prism54 support

Jouni Malinen j
Tue May 13 17:38:22 PDT 2008

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 03:31:45PM +0200, Christoph Kling wrote:

> I cannot start hostapd for my prism54 card (driver from linux- It cannot find the device:

I haven't tried hostapd with Prism54 for a very long time, but anyway, I
do not think that the driver included in the kernel tree is compatible
with hostapd. If I remember correctly, only some old versions of the
driver were made to work with hostapd and I do not think all the needed
changes were ever merged into the driver that is now in the kernel tree.

> My system does not have an interface eth2ap. How can I create it or what could be the solution?

Getting this to work may require first finding an old driver version
that used to work with hostapd and then figuring out which changes would
be needed to the driver in the kernel tree.. Unfortunately, the Prism54
AP functionality with hostapd did not seem to get enough interest to
convince anyone to maintain it actively.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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