iwconfig trouble

capacity77 at capacity77 at
Thu Dec 2 12:00:25 EST 2004

my Compaq WL100 is not an usb device is a wireless lan pcmcia card (based
on Intersil Prism chipset). But you surprised me cos when I installed the
linux-wlan-ng driver, in the modules.conf there's something that reminds
an usb device rather than a wireless card!

lsmod says:
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
prism2_cs              98420   0
p80211                 37348   0  [prism2_cs]

>-- Messaggio originale --
>Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 11:48:21 -0500
>From: Josh Wyatt <jdwyatt at>
>To: capacity77 at
>CC: hostap at
>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>capacity77 at wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> I still can't set the mode to Master, If I run
>> iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
>> I get
>> Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
>>     SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
>> I'm using a Compaq WL 100 with the linux-wlan-ng driver, kernel 2.4.26.
>> Anyone knows what happens? I have the wireless tools v27, do I need to
>> any wireless extension?
>> Thanks for the help
>> Dom
>Is your compaq wl100 a USB device?
>What does 'lsmod' say ?  How about 'cat /proc/bus/usb' ?
>I believe hostap does not support USB devices?

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