General questions about hostapd

Martes G Wigglesworth martes at mgwigglesworth.com
Tue Apr 29 03:53:28 EDT 2008


I have been wondering about the fact that my interfaces only operate
within the B-mode of the spectrum, however, I am unable to find mention
of the hw_mode switch even in the README on the hostap site.

Where is a more robust listing of features for the hostapd.conf file?

Thanks.
On Tue, 2008-04-29 at 09:28 +0200, ali asin wrote:
> Hi!
> 
>         Problem #1I notice that I am only connecting at the "b" rate
>         with my laptop.  I have a "g" card for both my AP and my
>         laptop.If I setup my AP with no encryption though, I can
>         connect at "g" speed.
> 
> Maybe you set your speed with iwpriv (perhaps in /etc/interfaces), but
> when you use encryption, you also use hostapd.conf file, so check you
> have the following parameter: 
> 
> hw_mode=g (or the rate you want)
> 
> 
> This parameter was added in recent version.
> Anyway, use iwpriv ath0 mode 11g instead of iwpriv ath0 mode 3,
> because some cards interpret this numbers in different way.
> 
> 
>         Problem #2I'm not quite sure how to change to using AES for
>         encryption.  Right now I am using TKIP.
>         I thought in hostapd.conf you would list only ccmp.
>         wpa_pairwise=CCMP
>         vs
>         wpa_pairwise=TKIP CCMP (my current config)
>         
>         If I do the first example I am unable to connect at all.
> 
> Maybe the problem is in the client side, check your laptop has also
> the ccmp module cause if not,  they will not be  able of speak each
> other.
> 
> Hope this helps!
> 
> 
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