A couple beginner questions ..

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at cc.hut.fi
Thu Jan 22 22:50:09 EST 2004


On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 12:53:46PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:

> It means that if you want to use your card as a station and not as an
> access point, you could try another driver if the HostAP driver doesn't
> work as expected.  Actually, I believe that sentence is obsolete.  The
> HostAP driver works fine in all modes and supports more features.

Yes, it is quite obsolete.. I happen to use Host AP driver daily as a
client and actually as my main network connection, so I have good enough
reason to make sure that it works well ;-). I updated README.

> It should be OK.  There is one exception that should be fixed.  If you use
> one of the new flashless cards, you have to specify "no_primary=1" for the
> module.  This setting is global and it will affect other cards.  As is
> stands now, you cannot use flashless and normal cards in the same system.
> Flashless cards are D-Link DWL-520 revision E and DWL-650 revision P.

Why wouldn't one be able use "normal cards" with no_primary=1 setting?
It is only used when initialization fails to allow the driver to
continue in limited mode. There shouldn't be any problems with enabling
it for all cards.. I'm even considering of removing it or just making it
default to 1. That would make it unnecessary to try to come up with
mechanisms for detecting when the card does not have full flash.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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