hostap with ralink on alpha

Alexander Kotelnikov sacha
Fri Nov 20 08:51:53 PST 2009


I built 2.6.30 (.31 did not built right away - gcc-4.2 has a bug with
-Os on alpha, while I was digging this I saw reports in this list that
something is wrong with hostapd on .31, so I took previous stable

Hostapd 0.6.9 worked without WEP and WPA, but once I enabled WPA2 my
alpha machine crashed in a minute and after reboot I had not found any
traces of what happened.

I had not found any 0.7.x snapshots on hostap site, so I cloned git tree
and built it. I had not configured any authentication, will wait till
tomorrow with it.

How should I grab information if snapshot crash my machine also?


>>>>> On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 23:00:02 +0200
>>>>> "JM" == Jouni Malinen <j at> wrote:
JM> 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
JM> The box may be a bit unusual and old, but that should not be too much of
JM> an issue. However, the kernel version is way too old for me to remember
JM> what exactly was the state of AP support there. I would start from
JM> assumption that it did not work very well. There is not much point in
JM> trying to debug that old code anymore, so I can only suggest a test with
JM> a more recent kernel version if you want to get more help on this.
>> I compiled hostapd 0.6.9.
JM> I would also suggest using a snapshot from 0.7.x tree when using
JM> nl80211. There has been large number of changes in nl80211 and it would
JM> likely be easier to use the current snapshot as the starting point.
JM> -- 
JM> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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