What Am I Missing?

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Wed Dec 18 19:37:27 EST 2002

"Jason Boxman" <jasonb at edseek.com> wrote:

> They talk perfectly happily in Ad-Hoc mode, but whenever I put the Linux
box into Master mode and the Win2K box into its "Infrastructure" mode,
the game is over. Nothing. Nada. Zip.

What STA firmware is on the MA401?

OK, thanks to Jean's pointers, I'm back in the game. . .

./hostap_diag wlan0
Host AP driver diagnostics information for 'wlan0'

NICID: id=0x8013 v1.0.0 (PRISM II (2.5) Mini-PCI (SST parallel flash))
PRIID: id=0x0015 v1.0.7
STAID: id=0x001f v1.3.6 (station firmware)

I'm guessing that's pretty old station firmware, right?

Does the W2K station associate with the HostAP Box in Master mode?

As mentioned previously, no association - the W2K machine shows "scanning".
Basically, everything works fine in Ad-Hoc mode - I'm using it right now -
but no association with the HostAp box in "Master" mode and the W2K in
"Infrastructure" mode.


--- Les Bell, CISSP

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