A couple beginner questions ..

wlan wlan at zaragozawireless.org
Thu Jan 22 23:51:59 EST 2004


On Thu, 2004-01-22 at 17:53, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Jan 2004, Mark G. Spencer wrote:
> 
> > In the documentation for hostap, it mentions "However, the orinoco_cs
> > driver in current 2.4 kernel tree or pcmcia-cs package or linux-wlan-ng
> > is probably better supported solution for cases that do not use Host AP
> > mode." .. Could someone elaborate on that for me?  Does that mean
> > supported in the community or technical sense?  Now that I compiled
> > hostap from scratch, it works great on my SuSE system.  I'll probably
> > switch to hostap on my other machines soon.
> 
> 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  Actually, I believe that sentence is obsolete.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.

As Pavel said that sentence is obsolete, you can also check this table:
http://www.seattlewireless.net/index.cgi/LinuxDrivers 
It is a comparison resumming features for some drivers (data is collected from Jean Tourilles Howto) and you will
check that hostap is one of the most "full featured" driver.

Regards
wlan



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