Setting params at load time of prism2.o?

From: Xam R. Time (
Date: 2002-04-14 20:46:50 UTC

Hey all,

I've been reading over the included documentation in Jouni's HostAP driver (his package directly from, and the changed version used in OpenAP), and I'm trying to figure out how a few specific options can be passed with the prism2 module as it's being loaded.

>>From the OpenAP startup:

# cat /etc/init.d/wireless

 /sbin/insmod prism2 essid=$SSID channel=$DSCHAN [snip]

It looks to me like at least the SSId and direct sequence channel are passed as arugments when prism2 is insmoded. However, a few other parameters that I've been wanting to work with don't appear to be configurable via the same 'method.'

That is, beacon_int, other_ap_policy, ap_bridge_packets, and ap_max_inactivity are parameters I really want to exercise, but can't seem to find correct methods to set.

Is there something obvious I'm missing?

If not, I'd be glad to be able to create and submit documentation back to Jouni if there's allready a method that works for OpenAP.


--Tony Kapela

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