Get Hostap working with Dell Wireless card

Josh Crawley j_w_crawley at
Sat May 17 02:09:49 EDT 2003

Sorry Jean. I thought I was sending this mail to
hostap group. Here's what I meant to show everybody.

--- Jean Tourrilhes  wrote:

> Josh Crawley wrote :
> > 
> > I've got a "Dell TrueMobile 1150 PC card" in a
> > pci=>pcmcia bridge. 

> 	A quick check in the Howto will show that this card
> is *not*
> compatible with HostAP.
> 	Jean

Thanks for responding, and sorry for not responding
sooner. I must have missed that faq that said that as
I try not to ask questions tat FAQ's already covered
(bad netiquette)

Actually, I have been able to get HostAP working with
my Dell 1150 Card with only (very) minor problems.
Here's some of my basic specs of my not-soo-beefy


> cardctl ident
Socket 0:
  product info: "Dell", "TrueMobile 1150 Series PC
Card", "Version 01.01", ""
  manfid: 0x0156, 0x0002
  function: 6 (network)


> lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by    Tainted: P  
ipt_state                576   1  (autoclean)
hostap_cs              43848   1                
***It's using it
hostap                 62692   0  [hostap_cs]
hostap_crypt            1412   0  [hostap]
ptserial               47360   0               ****
winmodem driver
pctel                 697552   0  [ptserial]   ****
other part of winmodem


> iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.
eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"default" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437GHz  Access
Point: 00:80:C8:B0:A6:DC
          Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Tx-Power:-12 dBm  
          Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:29/92  Signal level:-66 dBm 
Noise level:-78 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx
invalid frag:126
          Tx excessive retries:2309  Invalid misc:3  
Missed beacon:0


> dmesg
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
hostap_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
hostap_cs: 0.0.2 - 2003-05-03 (Jouni Malinen
<jkmaline at>)
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
hostap_cs: setting Vcc=50 (from config)
Checking CFTABLE_ENTRY 0x01 (default 0x01)
IO window settings: cfg->io.nwin=1
io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 5, io
hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wlan0
prism2_hw_config: initialized in 3256 iterations
wlan0: NIC: id=0x01 v4.2.1
wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v4.4.1
wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v6.10.1


If anybody wants the particulars on how I got it to
work (no source code editing needed), just say so.
I'll also need to include networking-related kernel
sections and the pcmcia card configs.

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