Orinoco Gold Card (Hermes) as AP under Debian Etch?

Brian Sturgill zen_hacker at hotmail.com
Mon May 14 18:05:08 EDT 2007


Orinioco cards are not prism based. The hostap driver is for prism2 and 2.5  
based cards. There is a project called HermesAP which enables AP mode on 
Orinoco cards.

Brian

>From: Edwin Whitelaw <Edwin.Whitelaw at nrvunwired.net>
>To: hostap at shmoo.com
>Subject: Orinoco Gold Card (Hermes) as AP under Debian Etch?
>Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 14:53:22 -0400
>
>I've googled and filtered the list regarding my attempt to use a Lucent
>(Orinoco) Gold 802.11b card as Ap under Debian Etch.  The card is in a
>Vadem-469 ISA bridge and I can get the hardware recognized but only
>using the orinoco_cs module.
>
>root at cpq400:~# iwconfig
>lo        no wireless extensions.
>
>eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
>sit0      no wireless extensions.
>
>eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:""  Nickname:"HERMES I"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
>           Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3
>           Retry limit:4   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Encryption key:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality=0/92  Signal level=134/153  Noise level=134/153
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>
>However (as has been noted by others), it will not accept the command to
>switch to Master mode.
>
>root at cpq400:~# iwconfig eth1 mode master
>Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
>     SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
>
>Am I attempting the impossible with this combination?  If not, can
>someone perhaps offer a clue as to which modules are appropriate to have
>this card operate as an AP?
>
>I have booted with out the orinoco_cs/orinoco modules and tried a
>variety of other modules but without the orinoco_cs, iwconfig doesn't
>even recognize it's there.
>
>dmesg shows this when the module is loaded:
>
>Normal boot messages
>.
>.
>.
>Intel ISA PCIC probe:
>   Vadem VG-469 ISA-to-PCMCIA at port 0x3e2 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
>     host opts [0]: none
>     host opts [1]: none
>     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,9 polling interval = 1000 ms
>ieee80211_crypt: registered algorithm 'NULL'
>ieee80211: 802.11 data/management/control stack, git-1.1.13
>ieee80211: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation
><jketreno at linux.intel.com>
>pccard: PCMCIA card inserted into slot 0
>device-mapper: ioctl: 4.7.0-ioctl (2006-06-24) initialised:
>dm-devel at redhat.com
>cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f
>0x268-0x26f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
>cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
>cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
>cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
>cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
>cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
>pcmcia: registering new device pcmcia0.0
>cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: excluding 0x200-0x207 0x220-0x22f
>0x268-0x26f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
>cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x4d0-0x4d7
>cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
>cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcf7: clean.
>cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
>NET: Registered protocol family 10
>lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
>IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
>eth0: no IPv6 routers present
>.
>End of boot dmesg
>
>hostap_cs: 0.4.4-kernel (Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at cc.hut.fi>)
>
>(Note no eth1 is installed)
>
>hostap_cs: Driver unloaded
>
>(module is manually loaded with modprobe -a)
>
>orinoco 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel Roskin
><proski at gnu.org>, et al)
>orinoco_cs 0.15 (David Gibson <hermes at gibson.dropbear.id.au>, Pavel
>Roskin <proski at gnu.org>, et al)
>eth1: Hardware identity 0001:0001:0004:0000
>eth1: Station identity  001f:0001:0008:0048
>eth1: Firmware determined as Lucent/Agere 8.72
>eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
>eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
>eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
>eth1: MAC address 00:60:1D:1D:21:20
>eth1: Station name "HERMES I"
>eth1: ready
>eth1: orinoco_cs at 0.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
>
>Thanks,
>
>Edwin
>
>
>
>--
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>New River Valley Unwired, LLC
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>
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