Problem compiling hostap for a PCI card

Madhusudan Singh chhabra at eecs.umich.edu
Wed Aug 6 22:30:47 EDT 2003



Pavel Roskin wrote:

>On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Madhusudan Singh wrote:
>
>  
>
>>[root at sggs hostap-0.0.4]# make hostap_pci
>>Makefile:38: WARNING: No kernel PCMCIA support found and PCMCIA_PATH is
>>not defined
>>make: *** No rule to make target `hostap_pci'.  Stop.
>>
>>    The machine is a desktop machine. What is all this business about
>>PCMCIA support ?
>>    
>>
>
>If a message says "warning", it's not a fatal error.  Most wireless cards
>are PCMCIA.  Users are reminded that if they don't have PCMCIA support in
>the kernel, they should define PCMCIA_PATH.
>
>The real problem is that you are running "make hostap_pci".  You should
>just run "make" for 2.4 and newer kernels or "make pci" for 2.4 and older
>kernels.
>
>README clearly needs to be updated for the makefile changes (or maybe
>"make pci" and other separate targets should be allowed for 2.6 kernels).
>
>However, I don't see where you found "make hostap_pci".  It's like running
>"make foo" and blaming the failure an innocent warning rather than on the
>real error message.
>
>  
>
Thanks for the message. I guess I made a typo and then got confused.

I have compiled it successfully now. How do I configure it to act as an 
access point ?

According to :
http://www.unixcircle.com/features/802.11b_freebsd.php

MA311 has an Access Point mode.


Thanks.




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