How to enable the master mode of my card?
aubreylee at gmail.com
Mon Sep 18 03:36:37 EDT 2006
I'm working on an embedded system, And the wireless card "D-Link Air
Wireless Compact Flash card" is enabled. The following is some info of
root:~> dmesg | grep eth1
eth1: Hardware identity 800c:0000:0001:0000
eth1: Station identity 001f:0004:0001:0007
eth1: Firmware determined as Intersil 1.7.4
eth1: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth1: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth1: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth1: MAC address 00:0D:88:F0:6E:B2
eth1: Station name "Prism I"
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"" Nickname:"Prism I"
Mode:Managed Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00 Bit Rate:11Mb/s
Retry min limit:8 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0/92 Signal level:-68 dBm Noise level:-122 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
The card can be iwconfiged to the managed mode and works properly but
failed when I want to set it to master mode:
root:~> iwconfig eth1 essid workgroup
root:~> iwconfig eth1 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device eth1 ; Operation not supported.
I want to take my small system as an AP, I'm not sure I'm on the right way.
What should I do next step? Is there any docs about my case?
I really appreciate your any suggestions and clues.
Thanks a lot.
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