OLSR Vs. MADWIFI Vs. HOSTAP

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Tue May 30 11:49:18 EDT 2006


Hello!

On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 10:20 +0200, thomasasta at gmx.net wrote:
> Can somone tell me the difference between HOSTAP and MADWIFI ?

HostAP is a driver for Prism chipsets (Prism 2, Prism 2.5 and Prism 3).
Madwifi is a driver for Atheros chipsets.

> Is Host-AP Function integrated in Madwifi?

If you mean to ask if Madwifi supports Master mode, then the answer is
positive.

>  Is OLSR an packetrouting function, which is in MADWIFI or HOSTAP as well integrated?

I haven't heard of OLSR before, but I found it on olsr.org and it seems
to be a userspace daemon.

> Why OLSR, MADFIFI and HOSTAP ? Can´t this all be integrated?

How would you integrate two drivers for different hardware and a
userspace application?

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Regards,
Pavel Roskin




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