Installing HOSTAP on Fedora Core 6

Jouni Malinen j at
Sat Nov 17 09:33:18 EST 2007

On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 12:38:24AM -0500, Archana Rajagopal wrote:

> 1) I compiled a custom kernel and booted it.It already had the following
> modules loaded on boot:
> orinoco_cs,orinoco,hermes,hostap,hostap_pci,hostap_plx

> 2)Now ,I created a new interface wlan0 (which again worked well for managed
> mode) and added the line in /etc/modules.conf
>                  alias wlan0 hostap_pci
> 3)Now when I try to set Master mode on the interface (using iwconfig)it says
>                      Set Mode : Operation Not supported
>                      Set Frequency : Operation not supported

It sounds likely that you are using orinoco_cs, not hostap_cs with your
card. orinoco_cs does not support AP (Master) mode. If this is a PCMCIA
card, you would need to use hostap_cs, not hostap_pci.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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