oddness/problem with hostap-2002-10-12
Georg C. F. Greve
greve at gnu.org
Tue Jan 28 06:13:57 EST 2003
I have been trying kernel 2.4.21-pre3 with hostap-2002-10-12 on Debian
with wireless-tools 25-2 (so v15 of the wireless extensions all
The driver seems to load fine, but when I issue some iwconfig
iwconfig wlan0 essid "TEST"
I get a
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
although it in fact *does* work, at least
wlan0 IEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"TEST"
Mode:Master Tx-Power:15 dBm
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
(works the same with any other ESSID).
That seems odd and causes scripts to fail (obviously), so it is
I couldn't find any reference to this on the web, so I thought I'd ask
P.S. The card is a Avaya/Lucent Gold PRISM card.
P.P.S. Does anyone know a good "how to set up an AP" howto? I get
things working, sometimes it would be useful to read a little about
how it would be done best, though. But all I could find describes how
to set up the driver, but doesn't talk about the best
Georg C. F. Greve <greve at gnu.org>
Free Software Foundation Europe (http://fsfeurope.org)
Brave GNU World (http://brave-gnu-world.org)
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