Hostap 0.0.2 ?
jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Sat May 3 20:15:33 EDT 2003
On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 01:57:13AM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> hostap.conf is not installed on systems with 2.5.x kernels. The solution
> is to create a separate target install_conf and share it between
> install_2.5 and install_pccard.
> While at that, I have also fixed all cases of calling "make" in makefiles,
> replacing them with $(MAKE). The reasons are explained in the GNU make
> manual ("info make").
> PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD should be made more visible. Either it
> should be enabled when PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_SUPPORT is enabled, or should
> appear in driver/modules/hostap_config.h.
I want to require a separate enabling for this at least in this version.
The definition is now included in hostap_config.h.
> Either we should bump the number for PRISM2_IOCTL_DOWNLOAD, or there
> should be a warning next to the PRISM2_NON_VOLATILE_DOWNLOAD option. The
> attached patch implements the later approach.
Or both.. Although, I changed PRISM2_DOWNLOAD_NON_VOLATILE (dl_cmd)
instead of PRISM2_IOCTL_DOWNLOAD. Host AP driver is already using a
large number of ioctls, so better try to avoid increasing it anymore..
Change dl_cmd has the same effect; i.e., old prism2_srec will not be
able to start non-volatile download. In addition, volatile download with
old prism2_srec should still work.
> Changing mode from Ad-Hoc to Master doesn't enable beacons on 1.5.6
> firmware. The card pretends to be in the Master mode, but it's not
> sending any beacons. Calling local->func->reset_port(dev) twice instead
> of once in prism2_ioctl_siwmode() fixes the problem, but I'm not sure it's
> the right approach.
I have seen similar issue with one card (old D-Link DWL-650), but in the
initialization. Current workaround for this is to call reset_port()
twice. I'll do some testing with STA f/w 1.5.6 and I'll add another
reset_port() if nothing else works. It would be nice to be able to
somehow detect whether the beacons are really sent or not..
> Useless information like "Link Quality" is displayed by iwconfig in the
> Master mode. Maybe it's better not to confuse users by "Link Quality"
> being zero. But it may be hard to disable printing quality without
> suppressing the rest of the data returned by hostap_get_wireless_stats().
Yes, this might require changing iwconfig..
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