PATCH: Prism2.5 PCI HostAP support

From: Reyk Floeter (
Date: 2002-02-22 16:03:20 UTC

On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 02:14:53PM +0000, Reyk Floeter wrote:
> hi!
> i've just started a patched HostAP- driver on a prism2.5 pci- card
> and it was possible to associate from a station running
> linux-wlan-ng. the driver is based on the HostAP- driver version
> "Prism2-2002-02-13", but it's a little bit different, because i had to
> rewrite some some stuff to get Prism2 PCMCIA *and* Prism2.5 PCI
> support. i hope, this isn't a big problem...

ok, i removed the "reorganization" of the driver to support a simple patch against Prism2-2002-13.

the problems still exist, but fixing this is the next step.

> - an unload of the module prism2hostap_pci is followed by
> kernel panic... (ooops).
> - most of the network connections fail. this seems to be a
> problem of the ap- stuff and it's compatibility. i try to
> fix it. (it's very strange: ping and some http- connections
> work, but ssh, ftp and lot of other protocols fail).
> - managed mode doen't work correctly.

still TODO!

> - the reorganized PCMCIA- stuff is currently broken, this
> should be no problem to fix (it worked some hours ago...)


> if you're **very brave**, you can try the driver by downloading it from
> (currenlty Prism2.5-HostAP-2002-02-21.tar.gz). after unpacking it, you

the current version is "Prism2x-HostAP-2002-02-22.diff" (30353 bytes).

> just have to edit the Makefile to fit your needs and type "make all
> install"... i want to provide a simple patch against Jouni's driver
> later, but first it has to be more stable.

try "make TYPE=PCMCIA" or "make TYPE=PCI" after patching the driver.

> NEVERTHELESS: **DON'T TRY IT NOW**! this is just an announcement of
> the coming prism2.5 pci hostap- support, not a release...


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