I attempted to set to master mode with the following results:
# iwconfig wifi0 mode master essid "gumstix"
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wifi0 ; Invalid argument.
#

does anybody have experience with using the MA701 in Master Mode? Presumably, somebody has tried:
Q: Can the gumstix become a wifi access point or it is just a device on a wifi network?
A: Yes, the gumstix software provides the necessary software support for AP (access point) mode when using a WiFi card, like the netgear ma701, in cfstix.

but I don't know how to set it up.

thanks!
nick


Le Jun 12, 2006 à 6:34 PM, Nicholas Sinnott-Armstrong a écrit :


June 12, 2006 6:23 PM, Chris Danis wrote :

On 6/12/06, Nicholas Sinnott-Armstrong <nova@macintoshclub.com> wrote:
iwconfig eth1 essid gum mode ad-hoc

Nicholas,

Two things to try.

1) Are you setting the essid *after* setting the card to ad-hoc mode?
I've seen the order matter when changing modes.
2) Have you tried explicitly assigning one (or both) of the gumstix to
a specific channel using iwconfig?

I am not trying to set up AdHoc mode, sorry if I was confusing. I was trying to make the Gumstix an Access Point, but AdHoc mode would work I suppose. I would prefer Access Point, however, so I can run monitoring/have multiple hosts attached.

Basically, I want to do this:
http://www.gumstix.org/tikiwiki/tiki-view_faq.php?faqId=16#q323

or :
Q: Can the gumstix become a wifi access point or it is just a device on a wifi network?
A: Yes, the gumstix software provides the necessary software support for AP (access point) mode when using a WiFi card, like the netgear ma701, in cfstix.


I would be fine setting up Ad-Hoc instead if it is a lot simpler, but I would prefer an encrypted Access Point to allow multiple client connections (since my new laptop hasn't been configured to compile code, my old one is forced to compile + SCP to the gumstix).

Thanks for the tips if I decide to use AdHoc!
nick
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