HostAP with ralink card - might it work?

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at
Mon May 23 19:23:58 EDT 2005

Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 02:11:30PM +0200, Tim Boneko wrote:
>>Sorry for confusing this... I want to use the hostapd for authenticating 
>>my clients and setting up wpa encryption instead of wep. Hostapd is 
>>installed on my gateway pc (debian sarge), the clients are linux pcs and 
>>There´s no prism chipset available here, only ralink based cards. 
>>(802.11g based cards with kernel drivers are almost impossible to come 
>>by in germany)
> So you are trying to use hostapd with a Ralink-based card in access
> point mode? I would assume that this is not supported since no one has
> mentioned working on such combination. I don't know what kind of support
> Ralink driver has for AP mode, but I would guess that it could be made
> to work, but this will likely require changes both to the driver and
> hostapd.

this feature request has been repeated on railink oss driver
mailist/forums since middle 2004.

it seems to me the oss devteam is not interested to implement this :(

ask them on sourceforge why.

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