Re: Using hostap_cs with prism 2.5 based card

From: Brian Capouch (
Date: 2002-06-03 06:12:54 UTC

blade wrote:
> I am trying to use the latest release of hostap with a Mikrotik prism 2.5 based 200mW
> card and RH 7.2, and it will bridge and route ICMP (pings) but very intermittently will
> it perform TCP functions (http). It is not a signal issue, each end is reporting ~ -
> 25dBm. I am trying to interoperate with Lucent cards. Association is instant and all
> clients show up in iwspy with good signal. Its intermittency hints at maybe a buffer
> issue or something in the hostap driver (but im no hardware programmer). Has anyone else
> experienced this issue? Is there a way to debug on a lower level than protocol? (i am
> using tcpdump to monitor traffic on bridge and clients). Note: we have used the same
> machine with a DLINK pci prism card and it was fully functional in AP mode. Hope this
> question hasnt already come up! (then again...)

I have been unable to use any of the several Prism2 cards I have available to me in conjunction with Lucent cards, GIVEN that the HostAP card is acting as a client and the Lucent card is in the access point.

In a reversed situation, with a Prism2 card running HostAP in master mode, things appear to work just fine, although I have not tried associating the Lucent cards at any real distance.

Just a data point; I'm sure there is something wrong with the Prism2 cards when they are used as I have described above.

This is my third mention of this on this list. Neither of the previous posts elicited so much as a single comment.


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