Fri Nov 12 16:21:14 PST 2004
<quote who="capacity77 at tin.it">
> I'm trying to make the Netgear WG311v2 PCI wireless card work with hostap.
> I'm only able to load hostap_cs so I guess it works with this module but
> the README says I have to add the card model to hostap_cs.conf in order
> to get
> the driver started.
> What should I exactly do?
First - The WG311v2 card doesn't seem to use a HostAP supported Prism chip
so you're using the wrong driver. Use one designed for TI acx111 chipset.
I tried to get the data sheet for it from
http://www.netgear.com/products/details/WG311v2.php, but apparently it has
Second - To answer the question about hostap_cs.conf, in case you decide
to use a PCI/PCMCIA bridge::
If you read the /etc/pcmcia/config you'll find that you can include
additional configuration files (my_driver_configuration.conf) to the
/pcmcia subsystem. Since your distribution/installation/bootstrapped-hack
may, or may not, know about the hostap driver, we extend the "known world"
by including /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf.
e.g. from /etc/pcmcia/config
# Include configuration files for add-on drivers
... so following along with the structure given you would get the
information from your card by watching dmesg output or using hostap_diag.
Next, modify your hostap_cs.conf so it fits your specific hardware. An
example for an SMC2532W-B follows:
## RescuNET-pico radio configuration
class "network" module "hostap", "hostap_cs"
card "SMC2532W-B 200mW"
version "SMC", "SMC2532W-B EliteConnect Wireless Adapter", "", ""
manfid 0xd601, 0x0005
module "hostap_cs" opts "channel=2 iw_mode=3 essid=RescuNET-pico
You can add additional modules (e.g. hostap_crypt_wep,
hostap_crypt_tkip...) if needed by appending them to the device section.
KC Ferguson CIO/CTO
eXtreme Response Mobile HotSpot
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