have you guys tryed hostap?
[mailto:airo-linux-gen80211-admin@... Behalf Of Dan
Sent: Wednesday, 29 October 2003 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Airo-linux-gen80211] (no subject)
|Making your card act as an AP requires loading special dynamic (deleted
|on poweroff) firmware into the card.
Interesting; do you have a reference for this? The programming manual
suggests that AP mode can simply be set like any other mode. I've never
tried this, but I have used the extra "AP use" pseudo-BAP to poke around
|The Cisco AP case has a CPU
|that does that.
If that's the case then the MC and UC boxes do it as well since I've been
able to set their device type to AP or bridge and they work fine. :)
|THe Linux driver does not do that, mainly because
|Cisco has the copyright on that binary blob of firmware, and dont
|exactly document how to load it, let alone document the API that
It isn't clear that there is much to the API because the card performs only
the time-critical functions like sending beacons. Most of the extra host/
card interaction has to do with PSP mode clients. The host has to update
the TIM in card memory via the above-mentioned pseudo-BAP, but you can get
the address of the TIM (or at least its offset) from a documented RID.
is also a pointer to some Aironet extension information which is not
but you don't have to use Aironet extensions...
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