Re: problems with a rangelan ds

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-08-24 16:37:21 UTC

On Sat, Aug 17, 2002 at 08:28:03AM -0700, Forrest English wrote:

> although it apears it's running (to me), kismet doesn't see anything, nor
> can i associate with it manually with iwconfig on my laptop with an
> orinoco card, and my friend's ibook doesn't see it either.

Yes, the initialization looked to have succeeded. If the card has a led, does it blink? You could check that the port type has been set correctly:

# grep -E "^FC00|^FD40" /proc/net/hostap/wlan0/rids FC00=CNFPORTTYPE=6
FD40=PORTSTATUS=8 (i.e., port type should be 6 and port status should change to 8 after the Host AP mode has been started)

Since there is no error messages in the logs, I would use another card in monitor mode to check whether the card in Host AP mode sends anything. It should by sending beacons (10 per second with the default setting). In addition, you could test resetting port0 with 'iwpriv wlan0 reset 2' to make sure that the card starts in Host AP mode (at least one D-Link card needed an extra reset, which is still in the driver code).  

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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