iwconfig trouble

capacity77 at capacity77 at
Fri Dec 3 12:14:12 EST 2004

Now my problem is: how can I uninstall the old driver? Once I installed
the linux-wlan-ng and when I inserted my wireless card, some modules got
loaded automatically but these modules are not what I need!
Is it enough to edit the /etc/modules.conf in order not to load this stuff?
(I'm afraid the right procedure is a little more complicated)

And one more question: if the hostap_cs (and his friend hostap) modules
get loaded, does it mean that the driver is working and controlling the
hardware or it just means that the driver is present in the system (but
nobody assure it's active)?

Always grateful for your precious help

>-- Messaggio originale --
>Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 10:27:10 -0800
>From: Derek Chan <dwc+hostap at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
>To: capacity77 at
>Cc: hostap at
>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 07:06:08PM +0100, capacity77 at wrote:
>> are you saying that hostap is not only the driver for the AP mode but
>> can also
>>  be the driver of the wireless card?? So hostap doesn't need any other
>> cos it provides also this function, it IS the driver?
>> So with only hostap I can make the card work, right?
>More or less, yes.  All you need is HostAP.
> - Derek
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