iwconfig trouble

Derek Chan dwc+hostap at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Dec 2 12:58:37 EST 2004


On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:33:36PM +0100, capacity77 at tin.it wrote:
> 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? 

There are many drivers that will work with the prism2 cards.  Examples:
wlan-ng, hostap, and the orinoco_cs in the kernel.  However, each of
these interfaces directly to the hardware.  The HostAP driver doesn't
interface through wlan-ng, so the wlan-ng driver can't be loaded.

 - Derek

> >-- Messaggio originale --
> >Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 09:24:01 -0800
> >From: Derek Chan <dwc+hostap at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
> >To: capacity77 at tin.it
> >Cc: Josh Wyatt <jdwyatt at joshua.raleigh.nc.us>, hostap at shmoo.com
> >Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
> >
> >
> >On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 06:00:25PM +0100, capacity77 at tin.it 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
> the
> >> 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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