Intel 2200 Mini-PCI + hostapd

Fred Leeflang fredl at 3dn.nl
Wed Feb 7 09:36:11 EST 2007


Hi,

 From http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostapd/ I read that hostapd
supports:

    * Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 <http://hostap.epitest.fi/>
    * madwifi (Atheros ar521x) <http://sourceforge.net/projects/madwifi/>
    * Prism54.org (Prism GT/Duette/Indigo) <http://www.prism54.org/>
    * BSD net80211 layer (e.g., Atheros driver) (FreeBSD 6-CURRENT)

I recently purchased an Asus WL-500gP, which has a Broadcom
mini-pci. I installed openwrt on it and got it all to work quite well,
using the 'nas' binary that comes with OpenWRT. The 'nas' binary
handles the WPA-EAP which I've set up, so I'm actually running
EAP-TTLS with inner PAP authentication on it.

There's only one 'but'; the nas binary doesn't support 802.1x accounting
it seems. So in order to fix that I was looking into installing hostapd
on the Asus. The list of supported cards is very slim though and I am
not very optimistic that I'll get the Broadcom driver to work as that's
still very experimental. So another option I have is to install an Intel
Pro 2200 mini pci card. This card seems to be pretty stable, and what's
more, I also use wpa_supplicant on it with the -Dwext option.

Is it possible to run hostapd on an Intel Pro 2200 mini-pci card?

Thanks a lot,
Fred Leeflang



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