AP mode with secondary firmware
shong at clipcomm.co.kr
Wed Nov 20 21:21:42 EST 2002
While struggling to make an AP with prism secondary firmware,
I found two conflicting statements.
1) You can make it !
- from linux-wlan-ng FAQ
> Q: Can I use my 802.11b card as an AP under Linux?
> Yes, and in the true free software fashion, there are several ways:
> a) linux-wlan-ng supports AP operation by using special tertiary
> firmware on prism devices. This firmware is not generally
> available, however. Contact Intersil for licensing terms.
> b) The Prism2 HostAP driver uses the special HostAP mode of the
> prism chipsets. http://people.ssh.com/jkm/Prism2/
> c) The OpenAP project, which involves flashing Linux on access
> points. http://opensource.instant802.com/
Accroding to the FAQ, Building an AP with secondary firmware is possible.
2) You cannot make it - tertiary firmware is required.
- from linux-wlan-ng mailing list archive
Can anybody tell me which is true?
If both of above statements are true,
wlan-ng requires the tertiary firmware for AP mode,
and hostAP requires the secondary firmware for AP mode.
is it right?
Thanks in advance,
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