James B. Hiller | 1 Feb 01:57 2004
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Re: One More Try

>     James> OR if you are looking for only a driver, as opposed to
>     James> using the card as an access point, [...] then you're
>     James> barking up the wrong tree.
> 
> hostap works fine as a driver in managed (ie non-access-point) mode,
> and is to my knowledge the only driver for Linux (for any card) that
> supports WPA.

I know.  I was trying to be clear, because the request wasn't particularly
so, and it also seemed as though very little time had been spent
reviewing available resources.

jbh
James B. Hiller | 1 Feb 02:15 2004
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Re: One More Try

> I am Know this is for hostap. If any of you would have read my first
> post you would know that I was asking for help because I want to start
> playing with hostap. 

Tone, please.  People aren't sitting around waiting for you to post things,
nor are they jumping through the list figuring out what you might have meant.
If you'd like help, you need to provide adequate context.

> I did not know that the linksys WPC11 ver 4 was a realtek chip set. Now
> that I know that and you have given me a resource to look at I will go
> buy me a prism based network card. 

>From your first paragraph in your original post:

>> I am having issue getting the Linksys WPC11 Ver. 4 card to work with any
>> drivers.  Does anyone have any insight as to what the problem is? 

there is no way someone could have guessed that you wanted to know
anything about hostap; that you were even running linux; or anything
about what kind of problem you were having.  It also seems very much like
you'd not read much of what's already available on hostap from its
web page and included documentation.

Do your reading and provide clear requests and you'll get much better
assistance.

jbh
sub | 1 Feb 02:12 2004
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D-link DWL-520 not 520+

I read at many places that DWL 520 works with "prism 2" driver. So try that driver. I have DWL 520 rev. D and I just installed Mandrake 9.2 so soon I will be trying that driver out. So if you already got it working let me know how to do it or if I get it working I will let you know how.
 
Thanx :)

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Jim Thompson | 1 Feb 02:54 2004

Re: Different SSID's in same hostap driven AP


Ana Rial Chapela writes:
> On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 20:46, Alberto Rodriguez Galdo wrote:
> > Hi, i was wondering if it's possible to assign two or more different
> > ssid to a hostap driven ap, then the clients would associate to any of
> > the assigned ssid's. Is that possible with hostap?
> > 
> 
> That looks interesting, is it posible?

Not until the firmware allows control of the probe responses.

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lphao | 1 Feb 04:50 2004
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whether or not there is interface queue in hardware?

Hi, All

I read the hostap driver and linux kernel, I know the queue discipline(include red fifo etc.) existing at
the top of driver. But I do not know whether or not there is interface queue between the driver and the MAC
layer. If existing, does the queue implement in hardware? And what is the queue length?

thanks!

	

  
 				

        lphao
        lphao <at> tju.edu.cn
          2004-02-01
Roy Badami | 1 Feb 15:19 2004
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Automatically selecting channel


The examples I recall seeing of wireless networking under Linux seem to
explicitly set the channel.

But I've just realized that my hostap client associates with my AP
just fine, even if I don't set the channel (indeed, even if I
explicitly set an incorrect channel).

Is this a standard feature of wi-fi under Linux that I'd missed, or is
this some special feature of hostap or perhaps of the way
wpa_supplicant probes for networks (I'm using WPA-PSK on my home AP;
haven't had a chance to see if I get the same behaviour on a non-WPA
AP).

Or has it never been necessary to set a channel in managed mode, and
I was just confused?

	-roy
Roy Badami | 1 Feb 15:34 2004
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Signal quality/strength indication


When I connect to a public unencrypted AP, the signal strength and
quality reported by iwconfig get updated automatically: successive
calls to iwconfig display slight fluctuation in the figures, as one
would expect.

When I connect to my home AP (WPA-PSK), the signal quality and
strength never change for the lifetime of the connection.  I can walk
50 yards, and the figures don't change by a single dB.

(Haven't tried it with a WEP AP.)

I'm running a snapshot from Jaunary 4, FWIW.  Station firmware is
1.7.4

Is something broken in reporting signal quality with WPA?

	-roy
Vijay Raghunathan | 1 Feb 16:39 2004

Re: Automatically selecting channel


As far as I know, it depends on the roaming mode. In mode "0", the card
does automatic scanning (i.e., scans through all the channels for an AP
with the essid that it has been set to). In mode "2", which is the manual
roaming and scanning mode, this scanning is not done automatically. So,
one can set the channel explicitly.

-Vijay

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Roy Badami wrote:

>
> The examples I recall seeing of wireless networking under Linux seem to
> explicitly set the channel.
>
> But I've just realized that my hostap client associates with my AP
> just fine, even if I don't set the channel (indeed, even if I
> explicitly set an incorrect channel).
>
> Is this a standard feature of wi-fi under Linux that I'd missed, or is
> this some special feature of hostap or perhaps of the way
> wpa_supplicant probes for networks (I'm using WPA-PSK on my home AP;
> haven't had a chance to see if I get the same behaviour on a non-WPA
> AP).
>
> Or has it never been necessary to set a channel in managed mode, and
> I was just confused?
>
> 	-roy
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Roy Badami | 1 Feb 16:49 2004
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Re: Automatically selecting channel

>>>>> "Vijay" == Vijay Raghunathan <vijay <at> ee.ucla.edu> writes:

    Vijay> As far as I know, it depends on the roaming mode. In mode
    Vijay> "0", the card does automatic scanning (i.e., scans through
    Vijay> all the channels for an AP with the essid that it has been
    Vijay> set to). In mode "2", which is the manual roaming and
    Vijay> scanning mode, this scanning is not done automatically. So,
    Vijay> one can set the channel explicitly.

Thanks.  How does one set/query the roaming mode, I can't find any
mention of it in the iwconfig man page.  And is there a roaming mode
"1"?

Does this mean that the card will re-associate with another AP in an
ESS when the signal quality gets too low?  I'd always assumed none of
this stuff was implemented in Linux yet, since I'd not seen it
documented anywhere (and since everyone seems to have a preoccupation
with explicitly setting channels).

	-roy
Vijay Raghunathan | 1 Feb 16:59 2004

Re: Automatically selecting channel


Check the HostAP README file. It has a description about this right at the
bottom of the file. Here is just a snippet from there.

You can set it using iwpriv wlan# host_roaming value
value:
	0 = use station firmware for roaming decision (default)
	1 = use host driver roaming decision (automatic scan)
	2 = manual scan and roaming

In host_roaming 2, association requests are only sent out when triggered
by the user (look at the README file to see how to do this). So, as far as
I know, the automatic re-association with another AP will not take place.

Hope this helps.

-Vijay

On Sun, 1 Feb 2004, Roy Badami wrote:
>
> Thanks.  How does one set/query the roaming mode, I can't find any
> mention of it in the iwconfig man page.  And is there a roaming mode
> "1"?
>
> Does this mean that the card will re-associate with another AP in an
> ESS when the signal quality gets too low?  I'd always assumed none of
> this stuff was implemented in Linux yet, since I'd not seen it
> documented anywhere (and since everyone seems to have a preoccupation
> with explicitly setting channels).
>
> 	-roy

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