WIll there be wext support in hostap?

A.E.Lawrence lawrence_a_e at ntlworld.com
Sun Aug 13 13:57:34 EDT 2006


Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 12, 2006 at 03:15:05PM +0100, A.E.Lawrence wrote:
> 
> 
>>As wpa_supplicant now supports Linux wireless extensions, is there any
>>prospect that hostapd will also be able to use wext?
> 
> 
> hostapd already uses Linux wireless extensions for some of the ioctls
> that are defined with suitable functionality. However, WE do not include
> enough functionality for configuring AP mode, so it is not really enough
> for providing full hostapd functionality.

Thanks for the reply. Any plans to support the extra ioctls? Obviously,
I want to get a network adapter based on an unsupported chipset
(zd1211rw driver) working in AP mode.

Adrian Lawrence




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