Intel 2200 Mini-PCI + hostapd

Pavel Roskin proski
Fri Feb 9 12:10:08 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 20:04 +0100, Fred Leeflang wrote:
> Pavel Roskin wrote:
> > There is also support for Devicescape stack (d80211) based drivers, but
> > it's hard to compile to put it mildly.  The best bet would be to compile
> > hostapd against an older kernel that actually had the headers hostapd
> > needs.  Or take the current wireless-dev.git kernel and pick the stuff
> > needed for compilation one-by-one.
> >
> >   
> That's interesting that you'd say that. Older kernel? Am I
> interpreting that wrong or is hostapd kind of obsoleted?

No, it's not obsoleted, but apparently the devicescape support in
hostapd fell behind the rapid changes on the kernel side.

I'll give it another try today, and I'll post a patch if I make one.  If
you don't hear from me, it means that it would take a bigger effort than
I can give it right now.

> > The Broadcom driver for d80211 supports the AP mode, but I've never had
> > any success with it.
> >
> >   
> Hmm, so that's the criterium is it, that the NIC driver
> supports AP mode. Well at least that makes asking for
> something in a kernel developers list easier then.

That's a necessary condition.

> I just replied earlier to Brix that I misunderstood
> about the card I ordered being a 2200, since it's a
> 2100. I guess that doesn't make a huge difference?

Not really huge.  ipw2200 has a very experimental driver with AP
support, so it could be made compatible with hostapd.  In case of
ipw2100, we don't have even that (as far as I know).

Pavel Roskin

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