Can HostAP be used with manged mode?
espy at pepper.com
Tue Mar 29 16:30:07 EST 2005
Ognjen Bezanov wrote:
> Ok, so i have hostap installed on my PC (with a prism II pcmcia card)
> and it functions as an access point well.
> Now my question is how can i get the card to work in managed mode?
> sometimes i want to associate to other networks but the card (when
> placed in managed mode) refuses to associate to any AP.
> Can the hostap(_cs) driver work in managed mode?
> If it can how do i go about setting it up to?
first, checkout the README in the top-level of the driver
distribution...as we used to say, 'RTFM'. ;)-
if the driver/modules are already loaded, you need to make sure that you
set the mode to "managed", then mark at least one of the devices ( eg.
wlan0 ) UP with 'ifconfig'.
to associate with an open AP, you need hostap.o and hostap_cs.o modules;
the command to associate with an AP is:
iwconfig wlan0 essid <ESSIDNAME>
if the AP is configured for WEP, you need the additional
then do something like this:
iwconfig wlan0 essid <ESSID> key 01ffab.... OR s:ASCIIKey
if you're trying to associate with a WPA access point, you'll need
wpa_supplicant in the picture too.
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