Hostapd + madwifi problems

flux flux.i at gmx.net
Sun Oct 2 21:35:20 EDT 2005


Hi,

I am trying to set up an AP using a Debian based system with a D-Link DWL-G520 
NIC (AR5212 chip). I tried different versions of the madwifi-drivers with the 
hostapd packet from debian (version 0.3.7-2), but without success. When I 
start the daemon with 

hostapd -d /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

and start looking for WLANs from my laptop using wifiscanner, I can see 
something like the following. The essid of the madwifi-AP is "madwifi", there 
are BEACON frames as like for the other WLANs around here, but the AP is not 
shown in the AP-list below. I also wonder if there should be additional 
wireless interfaces come up when starting hostapd (just like with a PRISM 
card and hostap-driver, where you have wlan0ap for example)? I just have ath0 
all the time..!?

Today I compiled hostapd from source with madwifi support and nothing other. 
The compiler complained about several things in the madwifi-source until I 
used an older version (I took the cvs-version from 2005/04/30). But the 
result is the same, the AP is not shown in the list.

It would be great if anyone had an idea what's wrong here... 



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Summary 
|>AP  00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6 "wellenreiter"                   |=|
___________________________________ (25,25,27) Unknown                                                              
|| AP     : 3           |
| AP  00:30:F1:EB:E4:B7 "privat_wlan"                    |
_____________________________________ (0,8,10) Unknown                                                                
|| STA    : 2           |
| AP  00:0F:B5:AF:CA:5C "NETGEAR"                        
|........__________________________|__ (0,66,254) Unknown         



10/03/2005 03:18:51.537,"wellenreiter",06
(+1),Wep,AP,024,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:51.903,"madwifi",01
(+0),Wep,AP,050,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.003,"madwifi",01
(+0),Wep,AP,050,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.051,"wellenreiter",06
(+0),Wep,AP,024,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.151,"wellenreiter",06
(+0),Wep,AP,024,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,00:04:E2:B6:C2:B6,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.306,"NETGEAR",11
(+0),---,AP,002,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:0F:B5:AF:CA:5C,00:0F:B5:AF:CA:5C,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.342,"privat_wlan",11
(+0),Wep,AP,009,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:30:F1:EB:E4:B7,00:30:F1:EB:E4:B7,2Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.410,"NETGEAR",11
(+0),---,AP,005,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:0F:B5:AF:CA:5C,00:0F:B5:AF:CA:5C,1Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.446,"privat_wlan",11
(+0),Wep,AP,009,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:30:F1:EB:E4:B7,00:30:F1:EB:E4:B7,2Mb/s,AP 
Base (dedicated),Radio only,BEACON
10/03/2005 03:18:52.517,"madwifi",01
(-1),Wep,AP,047,000,FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,00:0F:3D:86:A1:FF,1Mb/s,AP 






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