Re: Confused

From: Jordi Murgo (
Date: 2002-04-12 08:12:44 UTC

On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 00:11, Svend Eriksen wrote:

> I want to set up an old laptop as an access point.
> Do I use a regular wlan-ng package with the "Prism2 Host AP" package,
> or should I use the "wlang-ng-ap" package.

Prism2 HostAP driver isn't a branch of wlan-ng.

> Is this two packages two different methods in setting up an access
> point?

Absolutly, wlan-ng relays its AP functionality on firmware, uploaded to the card SRAM. This firmware don't have a clear destribution-license, and no one (except Intersil) have the source code.

Prism2-HostAP driver runs using standard Prism2-Station firmware, used for time-critical functions (ack's ..), The rest of the work is done in the Kernel-Land (Future versions will relay some parts to the user-land)

> Should it be possible to use the "Lucent WL-211F" as an access point?
> The firmware is 0.8.3.

No problem.

Salut, <jordi />  

Jordi Murgó i Ambou
Internet Web Serveis, S.L.
Lleida / Catalonia / Spain
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