hostapd failed/ hostab_cs works

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Thu Dec 12 22:35:19 EST 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:58:26PM +0100, Martin Daur wrote:

> i have a lucent wavelan silver pcmcia card. the hostap_cs driver
> (hostap-2002-10-12) is running well in the ad-hoc mode (managed mode
> seems to work) but i can't use the master mode, because i can't get
> hostapd running.

That is not the main problem.. Lucent WaveLAN does not have a Host AP
mode, so it will not work in Master mode even if you get hostapd

> ./hostapd wlan0:
> ioctl[SIOCGIFFLAGS]: No such device
> modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module wlan0ap	(syslog)

> what does "ap" behind the wlan0 mean, i think the device is called wlan0
> (modules.conf includes "alias wlan0 hostap_cs")?

wlan0ap is the interface used for management frames. You have to compile
the kernel driver with PRISM2_HOSTAPD defined to build a version that
can be used with hostapd.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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