How to enable the master mode of my card?

Aubrey aubreylee at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 04:10:51 EDT 2006


On 9/18/06, Vinod L R <vinodl at aztecsoft.com> wrote:
>
> Destroy ur interface and create in master mode

Sorry, I don't understand.
What I have done is as follows, Isn't it enough?
========================================

root:~> iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"workgroup"  Nickname:"Prism  I"
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00  Bit Rate:11Mb/s
          Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-68 dBm  Noise level:-122 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

root:~> iwconfig eth1 essid workgroup
root:~> iwconfig eth1 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
============================================================

>( which version of madwifi
> are u using)

I'm using the driver for Lucent Orinoco, Prism II based and similar
wireless cards,
I think it's the newest driver in the latest linux kernel.

Regards,
-Aubrey


>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: hostap-bounces+vinodl=aztecsoft.com at shmoo.com
> [mailto:hostap-bounces+vinodl=aztecsoft.com at shmoo.com] On Behalf Of
> Aubrey
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 1:07 PM
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Subject: How to enable the master mode of my card?
>
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm working on an embedded system, And the wireless card "D-Link Air
> Wireless Compact Flash card" is enabled. The following is some info of
> my system: =====================================================
> root:~> dmesg | grep eth1
> eth1: Hardware identity 800c:0000:0001:0000
> eth1: Station identity  001f:0004:0001:0007
> eth1: Firmware determined as Intersil 1.7.4
> eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
> eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
> eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
> eth1: MAC address 00:0D:88:F0:6E:B2
> eth1: Station name "Prism  I"
> eth1: ready
> root:~> iwconfig
> lo        no wireless extensions.
>
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
> eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:""  Nickname:"Prism  I"
>           Mode:Managed  Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00  Bit Rate:11Mb/s
>           Sensitivity:1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0/92  Signal level:-68 dBm  Noise level:-122 dBm
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
> =======================================================
>
> The card can be iwconfiged to the managed mode and works properly but
> failed when I want to set it to master mode:
> ============================================
> root:~> iwconfig eth1 essid workgroup
> root:~> iwconfig eth1 mode y
> Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
>     SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
> ============================================
>
> I want to take my small system as an AP, I'm not sure I'm on the right
> way. What should I do next step? Is there any docs about my case? I
> really appreciate your any suggestions and clues.
>
> Thanks a lot.
> -Aubrey
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