Wireless card not working

ph35sm at free.fr ph35sm
Sun Oct 8 09:00:22 PDT 2006

I need your help and hope that someone may explain what happens.
let me explain :
1) three years ago i set up a linux firewall with a SMC wifi card as a AP using
 the software hostap driver. No problem and everything works fine.
2) this month i change the hardware from pentium 166 Mhz to PIII 1Ghz :-) and
 install fedora core 5 and the same wifi card. As I want to download software
from hostap.epitest.fi I understand that the kernel 2.6.17-1.2187_FC5 i have,
already have all the necessairy modules, but I can't configure the card as AP.

result of command :
# lspci -v|grep SMC
01:0d.0 Network controller: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect
/ Addtron AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000  (rev 02)
        Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] SMC2602W EZConnect / Addtron
AWA-100 / Eumitcom PCI WL11000
        Subsystem: Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC] Unknown device 1255

[root at localhost ~]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 20
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 19.
Some things may be broken...

eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"stmalo"  Nickname:"localhost.localdomain"
          Mode:Ad-Hoc  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Cell: 02:23:EF:CC:0D:AD
          Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:2  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:21662  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

eth2      no wireless extensions.

sit0      no wireless extensions.

# iwconfig eth1 mode Master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.

Why is it not possible to configure the card as an AP (master) ?

The modules are loaded :
# lsmod |grep host
hostap_plx             58517  0
hostap                113737  1 hostap_plx
ieee80211_crypt         6849  1 hostap

Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Best regards

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