support question: hostapd does not recognize working interface
proski at gnu.org
Wed Nov 19 16:43:36 EST 2008
On Wed, 2008-11-19 at 20:29 +0100, Alexander Huemer wrote:
> i think i know a little bit more now.
> it seems like the prism54 driver included in current kernels does not
> support something that hostapd needs.
> is that true?
It's entirely possible. The drivers in the kernel are migrating from
driver specific API towards common API.
> i also read something about the nl80211 interface.
It should be supported by the newer p54 driver, which is mac80211 based.
> the ebuild for hostapd-0.6.4 (the rules to build hostapd on the local
> machine) says, that nl80211 subsystem of hostapd is disabled, because
> the current kernel does not yet support it.
I suggest that you use hostapd 0.6.5. Distribution supplied packages
are nice, but at this point the AP functionality is too new to rely on
> i am running 2.6.26, and 2.6.27 does not seem to support it either.
> on http://johannes.sipsolutions.net/patches/kernel/all/LATEST/ i did not
> find any related patches.
> does anybody know more?
The patches have been committed to the wireless-testing tree:
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