HostAP on iPaq

Projekt Manager projekt.manager at
Thu Mar 6 10:46:44 EST 2003

Hi Jouni & others,

I jumped into it head first and cross-compiled HostAP for the ARM based 
iPAQ. Despite minor problems, the compiling itself was straight forward.
Here's the steps I followed.

1) Installed the ARM cross compiler tools from the LART website:

2) downloaded and patched the sources for kernel 2.4.16 and the related 
ARM patch (my host machine is a 2.4.18, but the Familiar distro on 
target is 2.4.16).

3) modified minorly our HostAP Makefile and compiled (Makefile is attached).

For a while I didn't see the modules loaded and depmod/modprobe gave 
"unresolved symbols" errors.

But after a few trials (really out of no where) the hostap_cs module 
seemed to load, with the detrimental effect that the iPAQ just froze.  I 
attached the bootlog captured on Hyperterminal window.

Feels like I'm almost there, but why does it hang at "hostap_cs: 
Registered netdevice wlan0"?

Any insight is much appreciated.

	1) Makefile
	2) iPAQ boot seq output


Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 02:57:12PM +0100, Projekt Manager wrote:
>>I'd now I'd like to port the setup to an iPAQ running Linux.  I've 
>>already got a Familiar distribution installed on the iPAQ, including 
>>PCMCIA drivers, but would like to know if HostAP needs to be 
>>Or can I get by just downloading the driver binaries  + hostap_cs.conf
> Unless your laptop is using similar ARM processor as iPAQ (which is
> highly unlikely), you need to compile the driver for ARM, e.g., with a
> cross-compiler.

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