Intel 2200 Mini-PCI + hostapd

Fred Leeflang fredl
Fri Feb 9 07:55:02 PST 2007

Jan Ceuleers wrote:
> Fred,
> Fred Leeflang wrote:
>> Uhm.
>> Was my question that difficult? I'll rephrase it.
>> Can hostapd to be made to run on an Intel Pro
>> 2200?
>> -Fred
> Jouni makes available two pieces of software with very nearly the same 
> name but with radically different purposes. Hostap is a driver for a 
> specific series of chipsets (Prism), whereas hostapd is what you need 
> to create a wireless access point that supports WPA(2).
> I have no experience with the Intel chipset that you mention, but if 
> you have a driver for it that is compatible with the Linux wireless 
> extensions then you should be able to use hostapd with it (compile it 
> for wext). Or select whichever API to your wireless driver is 
> appropriate and compile/configure hostapd to use that (I only use 
> Atheros chipsets and therefore use the madwifi driver and hostapd 
> interface).
> Hope this helps.
Hi Jan,

This helps a lot, thanks! As I have already gotten an Intel Pro 2200 
MiniPCI (one's in my laptop)
to work together with wpa_supplicant, I feel comfortable enough now to 
purchase one of
those cards and install it in my OpenWRT Asus WL500gP box, replacing the 

Thank you!
Fred Leeflang

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