Please, reply to my question.

Piotr Zawadzki pzawadzki
Thu Oct 12 01:44:54 PDT 2006

Dnia czwartek, 12 pa?dziernika 2006 10:09, ??? napisa?:
> I have tried to run hostap supporting WPA2 on my laptop, but I can?t run
> it.
> I know there are actually two parts to hostap; hostapd and hostap driver.
> I?m using lan card using madwifi chipset, so I?m trying to run
> hostap_daemon on my laptop.
If you are going to convert your laptop into access point then you need only 
hostapd. The hostap (already included in newer kernels) is the driver for 
Prism2 based cards and has nothing to do with atheros based cards.
The configuration file for hostapd working in WPA2 mode with the shared key 
authentication is as follows
--- file hostapd.conf ---

The network interface card should work in the AP mode, so place 
in /etc/modprobe.conf
-- /etc/modprobe.conf
options ath_pci autocreate=ap
And remember that hostapd can run WPA2 AP on atheros card only if its firmware 
support that mode (it should be explicitly stated on the box). Otherwise you 
are probably limited to WPA mode (again, take a look at the box).
(If the above statements are not true, please someone give me advice how to do 
it - I mean run WPA2 AP on atheros card supporting only WPA).
> Sorry about my poor English.
Sorry, too

Piotr Zawadzki, Silesian University of Technology
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