Re: modprobe: Can't locate module hostap_pci.o ??

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-07-07 07:00:55 UTC

On Sunday 07 July 2002 02:03 am, you wrote:
> Hi...
> I seem to be having no end of problem with installing the hostap driver for
> my Linksys WMP11 The driver is failing when on the last stage on the
> install process...

<snip configs>

> [root_at_wifi prism2-2002-05-19]# modprobe hostap_pci.o
> modprobe: Can't locate module hostap_pci.o
> Can anyone offer any advice ?

You probably figured this one out already, but from the modprobe man page:

"       Note:  Module names must not contain paths (no  '/'),  nor
              may  they  contain the trailing '.o'.  For example,
              slip  is  a  valid  module   name   for   modprobe,
              /lib/modules/2.2.19/net/slip    and    slip.o   are
              invalid.  This applies to the command line  and  to
              entries in the config.


Try "modprobe hostap_pci" and see what happens.

I also have a PCI WMP11 and it works great, so I can assure you that this will work well for you.

Afterwards, you might do

ifconfig wlan0 (at least, wlan0 is my interface) iwconfig wlan0 essid test
iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
iwconfig wlan0 channel 4 (or any)

Then, have fun.

(Shameless plug: I have some other information about WLAN stuff and Host AP in my Linux wireless articles </endplug>)

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