hostap with ralink on alpha

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Nov 17 13:00:02 PST 2009

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:54:28AM +0300, Alexander Kotelnikov wrote:

> I have a card which identifies itself as
> RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
> It is plugged into a Debian machine which is a bit unusual, it is an old
> box, alpha achitecture. 
> After reading forum of ralink driver developers site I
> compiled 2.6.26 kernel with 008-allow-ap-vlan-modes.patch from

The box may be a bit unusual and old, but that should not be too much of
an issue. However, the kernel version is way too old for me to remember
what exactly was the state of AP support there. I would start from
assumption that it did not work very well. There is not much point in
trying to debug that old code anymore, so I can only suggest a test with
a more recent kernel version if you want to get more help on this.

> I compiled hostapd 0.6.9.

I would also suggest using a snapshot from 0.7.x tree when using
nl80211. There has been large number of changes in nl80211 and it would
likely be easier to use the current snapshot as the starting point.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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