From: Jordi Murgo (jordi_at_lleida.com)
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
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.
Salut, <jordi />
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