Prism 2.5 based access point disappear after a while

Paolo paolo
Sat Mar 29 10:55:30 PDT 2008


I tried to configure an access point with a Netgear MA311 PCI card
this way (waiting to have everything working so i can switch to


rmmod hostap_pci
rmmod hostap
modprobe hostap_pci
ifconfig wlan0 down
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
iwconfig wlan0 rate auto
iwconfig wlan0 channel 8
iwconfig wlan0 essid wifi
iwconfig wlan0 power off
#iwconfig wlan0 txpower auto
#iwconfig wlan0 txpower fixed
#iwconfig wlan0 txpower 12

ifconfig wlan0 up

well, i get the OPN network for a while, let say one minute or so, and
then it disappear.

I tried to disable power management, i tried to enable it, i tried all
the configurations you see commented out, but the result is just the

what could be the problem? might it be that i enable RAW_TXPOWER in
kernel, and it mess up something even if i dont use txpower somevalue?

thanks for any hint

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