WEXT for hostap

soumya.sardar at wipro.com soumya.sardar
Mon May 9 06:53:57 PDT 2011

Then what do we do for those devices for which hw_cfg80211 does not have all the support/ops required from driver_nl80211? And the hw_iw.c has all the support which is required for hostap from WEXT perspective.

-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes Berg [mailto:johannes at sipsolutions.net] 
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2011 7:06 PM
To: Soumya Sardar (WT01 - Manufacturing & Hi Tech)
Cc: HostAP at lists.shmoo.com
Subject: Re: WEXT for hostap

On Mon, 2011-05-09 at 19:00 +0530, soumya.sardar at wipro.com wrote:
> Like WPA_Supplicant, why we don?t have driver_wext and driver_broadcom
> for Hostap. I understand nl80211 may b the way to go..but then lot of
> devices still don?t support NL fully.

What's the question? If the question is "can you do hostapd with wext?"
then the answer is no. If the question is "may we add AP support to
wext?" then the answer is also no, wext is deprecated and shouldn't be
extended any more.


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