iwconfig trouble

capacity77 at tin.it capacity77 at tin.it
Mon Dec 6 07:32:09 EST 2004


wait, other laptops see me! 
But they can't connect, do I need to set necessarily a key? Do I need a
dhcp server?



>-- Messaggio originale --
>Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 12:56:07 +0100
>From: capacity77 at tin.it
>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>To: "Brian Sturgill" <zen_hacker at hotmail.com>
>Cc: hostap at shmoo.com
>
>
>Hi Brian!
>yes, I'm going to use this machine as an AP but there are a couple of things
>that make me guess that the configuration is not perfect, would you help
>me,please?
>
>You know that I was using the linux-wlan-ng driver for my Compaq WL100
(it
>was working well!) but I had to remove it to use hostap. I just edited
the
>/etc/modules.conf file commenting the line loading the module. Then I installed
>hostap and it opened another interface called wifi0 and now with iwconfig
>i see that I have 2 interfaces set on the same device, the wlan0 and the
>wifi0:
>
>iwconfig
>lo        no wireless extensions.
>
>eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
>wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"
>          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:50:8B:99:B7:FF
>          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Encryption key:off
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:70  Invalid misc:33   Missed beacon:0
>
>wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"
>          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:50:8B:99:B7:FF
>          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>          Encryption key:off
>          Power Management:off
>          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>          Tx excessive retries:70  Invalid misc:33   Missed beacon:0
>
>You can see wifi0 and wlan0 look at the same device.
>Is it ok if I leave the 2 interfaces or I have to remove one? Which is
the
>hostap file controlling wifi0?
>Then there's another thing: the led on the wireless card is blinking, it
>should mean that the card is not configured properly! And as a matter of
>facts, other machines don't see me at all with iwlist scan! :((
>
>Save our souls!
>Dom
>
>
>
>
>>-- Messaggio originale --
>>From: "Brian Sturgill" <zen_hacker at hotmail.com>
>>To: capacity77 at tin.it
>>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2004 18:55:16 +0000
>>
>>
>>Now ... Are you going to use this machine as an access point or as a client
>>
>>to an access point? Your hardware has been detected. The card comes up
>by
>>
>>default in Master mode (Ie access point mode). If you want this... go
ahead
>>
>>and use ifconfig to set an IP address to it. (example:  ifconfig wlan0
>
>>192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0) Then set the ssid to whatever you
want
>>
>>example : iwconfig wlan0 essid test
>>
>>If you are going to use it as a client, use the iwconfig command to change
>>
>>the card to client mode. example:  iwconfig wlan0 mode managed essid test
>>
>>(assuming the ssid of the access point is test) You can then set the ip
>
>>address of the card using ifconfig wlan0. You can also set the ip using
>a
>>
>>dhcp server on the same subnet using dhclient.
>>
>>Hope this info helps. It seems you are well on your way to mking it work.
>>
>>Brian
>>
>>>From: capacity77 at tin.it
>>>To: "Brian Sturgill" <zen_hacker at hotmail.com>
>>>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>>Date: Sun, 5 Dec 2004 19:15:09 +0100
>>>
>>>so what exactly should I do?
>>>I edited the modules.conf, removing the lines that lead to the old driver,
>>>is it enough? Now when I insert the card, the hostap and hostap_cs modules
>>>get loaded and a wifi0 interface appear but it doesn't seem work (the
>led
>>>of the card is not fixed). the dmesg gived this messages:
>>>
>>>hostap_cs: 0.2.5  -  2004-10-03 (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
>>>hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (constant)
>>>hostap_cs: CS_EVENT_CARD_INSERTION
>>>hostap_cs: setting Vcc=33 (from config)
>>>Checking CFTABLE_ 0x01 (default 0x01)
>>>IO window setting: cfg->io.nwin=1 dftl.io.nwin=1
>>>io->flags = 0x0046, io.base=0x0000, len=64
>>>hostap_cs: Registered netdevice wifi0
>>>hostap_cs: index 0x01: Vcc 3.3, irq 5, 0x0100-0x013f
>>>prism2_hw_init: initialized in 100 ms
>>>wifi0: NIC: id=0x8002 v1.0.1
>>>wifi0: PRI: id=0x15 v0.3.0
>>>wifi0: STA: id=0xaf v0.8.0
>>>wifi0: defaulting for host-based encryption as a workaround for firmware
>>>bug in Host AP mode WEP
>>>wifi0: defaulting to bogus WDS frame as a workaround for firmware bug
>in
>>>Host AP mode WDS
>>>using data:: nullfunc ACK workaround - firmware upgrade recommended
>>>wifi0: registered netdevice wlan0
>>>
>>>any hint for me? How can I configure my netdevice?
>>>Dom
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> >-- Messaggio originale --
>>> >From: "Brian Sturgill" <zen_hacker at hotmail.com>
>>> >To: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 11:51:01 +0000
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >Right... Hostap driver can work in managed, adhoc and Hostap mode with
>>>no
>>> >
>>> >probs. Managed is a client to an access point. Master mode is Hostap
>
>>>mode.
>>> >
>>> >This mode makes the card act as a access point (beacon and management
>>> >frames) Just make sure you disable wlan-ng driver and just use Hostap.
>>>I
>>> >can
>>> >act as a client, and an access point really easily. Everything you
need
>>>is
>>> >
>>> >right there if you have a Prism2/2.5/3 card.
>>> >
>>> >>From: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >>To: "gaurav dawra" <openapproject at hotmail.com>
>>> >>CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>>> >>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >>Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2004 09:57:40 +0100
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >>So to make HostAP work, I don't need any other driver, such as orinoco,
>>> >>right?
>>> >>
>>> >>
>>> >> >-- Messaggio originale --
>>> >> >From: "gaurav dawra" <openapproject at hotmail.com>
>>> >> >To: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >> >Cc: hostap at shmoo.com
>>> >> >Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >> >Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 21:27:46 +0000
>>> >> >
>>> >> >
>>> >> >Hostap is a Driver. I configured Compaq card with orinoco driver
>
>>>earlier.
>>> >> >It
>>> >> >works great.
>>> >> >
>>> >> >--Gaurav
>>> >> >
>>> >> >>From: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >> >>To: "gaurav dawra" <openapproject at hotmail.com>
>>> >> >>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >> >>Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 19:01:09 +0100
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>the Compaq WL 100 DOES HAVE an Intersil Prism chipset, hostap should
>>> >
>>> >>work
>>> >> >>with with it.
>>> >> >>Now I have a quiestion: hostap IS the driver for the AP mode or
>it
>>>can
>>> >>also
>>> >> >>be the driver of the wireless card? I mean, does hostap need that
>>the
>>> >>card
>>> >> >>works with another driver or is provides also this function?
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >>
>>> >> >> >-- Messaggio originale --
>>> >> >> >From: "gaurav dawra" <openapproject at hotmail.com>
>>> >> >> >To: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >> >> >Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >> >> >Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 17:44:41 +0000
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >You can't set both of them. Host AP driver works with Prism 2/2.5
>>>
>>> >>cards
>>> >> >>and
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >if i remember correctly compaq card works with orinocco driver.
>>I
>>>
>>> >>tried
>>> >> >>to
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >run compaq card with hostap driver. It detects but parameters
>
>>>cannot
>>> >>be
>>> >> >>set
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >cooreclty, it was expected. The card service is a deamon which
>
>>>loads
>>> >>and
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >unloads any drivers by doing hot swapping.
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >There is a distinction, if you want to use hostap it works only
>>
>>>with
>>> >>
>>> >> >>Prism
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >2/2.5 chipset. Change card and get cards like Netgear Ma401,
Senao
>>> >
>>> >>NL2511
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >CDplus.
>>> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >Thanx.
>>> >> >> >--Gaurav
>>> >> >> >>From: capacity77 at tin.it
>>> >> >> >>To: "Derek Chan" <dwc+hostap at OCF.Berkeley.EDU>
>>> >> >> >>CC: hostap at shmoo.com
>>> >> >> >>Subject: Re: iwconfig trouble
>>> >> >> >>Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 18:33:36 +0100
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >>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 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
>>> >> >> >> >
>>> >> >> >> >--
>>> >> >> >> >Be the change you want to see in the world
>>> >> >> >> >        -- Mahatma Gandhi
>>> >> >> >>
>>> >> >> >>
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