Prism54 support

Dan Williams dcbw
Tue May 13 19:05:22 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-14 at 03:38 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> 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.

IIRC, most prism54 cards are now capable of being driven by p54 using
the softmac firmware, which should just work with mac80211.  Could be
wrong though.


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