iwconfig trouble

capacity77 at capacity77 at
Thu Dec 2 12:33:36 EST 2004

why can't I? the linux-wlan-ng is the driver for my wireless card, to use
hostap i have to use necessarily also a driver for the card.
I have a Compaq WL 100, I need the linux-wlan-ng driver. Or maybe is there
any other simpler driver for Prism2 cards as mine? 

>-- Messaggio originale --
>Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:24:01 -0800
>From: Derek Chan <dwc+hostap at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
>To: capacity77 at
>Cc: Josh Wyatt <jdwyatt at>, hostap at
>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:00:25PM +0100, capacity77 at wrote:
>> 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
>> linux-wlan-ng driver, in the modules.conf there's something that reminds
>> an usb device rather than a wireless card!
>> Anyway
>> lsmod says:
>> Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
>> prism2_cs              98420   0
>> p80211                 37348   0  [prism2_cs]
>Unload the linux-wlan-ng drivers before you load the hostap drivers.
>You can't use both at once.
> - Derek
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