hostap support for my card ?

Pavel Roskin proski
Sun Oct 1 00:12:26 PDT 2006


On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 21:42 +0200, ronald wrote:
> hallo all
> i'm quit sure my question was often send to the list, but searching the 
> web and reading and reading i simple get confused.
> lspci -nv:
>       1260:3890 (rev 01)
> sub: 16a5:1605
> a got this old prism based card 2 years ago and i'm not sure if
> i'll get it running with wpa in some way.

Quick search on Google shows that this card supports 802.11g, so it
should be using the prism54 driver.

> the prism54 mailing list seems to be dead, related sites are not 
> available since some weeks (dead links). is up. is down.

> first of all:
> is my card (prism III -iirc fullmac-) the same as the so called prism3 ?
> or in general is it supported by hostap ?

No, it's not prism 3 and it's not compatible with hostap.

> if i read
> i see the card is supported.

The first sentence on that page is:

"hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication

You still need a driver supporting your card.

> but if search through the list i can read it is not....
> all a little bit confusing to me.

It would be useful to provide links in such cases.  I don't know what
you have found and whether it's correct.  After all, you are saying that
you are confused, but you only give others your (confused!) perception
of what you have read.

> do i miss something or understand something wrong ?
> can anyone point me to right docs/links ?
> or give me a clear answer ?

I think you are confusing hostap driver and hostapd utility.

You also forgot to state your goal.  You need hostapd if you want to run
your card as a WPA enabled access point.  If that what you are trying to
do?  OR you just want to make the driver work?  Then you should deal
with the prism54 driver somehow.

Pavel Roskin

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