miknix at gmail
Feb 8, 2008, 7:59 AM
Post #5 of 5
On Fri, 08 Feb 2008 10:07:02 +0100
Mateusz Mierzwinski <mateuszmierzwinski [at] o2> wrote:
> agtdino pisze:
> > Hello, I'm trying to configure a Access Point with ralink rt61,
> > when I run /etc/init.d/hostapd start say something that don't
> > exist /dev/wlan0 but ralink device is /dev/ra0. I've read that HostAPd
> > cannot run on any other device that non Atheros, (madwifi-ng) or
> > Prism :(
> > Any help will be apreciated.
> > Thank and regards
> Ok, if You use hostAP you should have WiFi card that allows to run in AP
> mode - most of new cards have it. But when hostAP was written, only
> couple chipsets have ability to run in AP. If You cannot run on RT/RA
> link card with hostAP, there is some probability, that this card is not
> supported with hostAP packege. I've having RT/RaLink card on PCMCIA but,
> this card can run in AP mode under windows only with WINDOWS DRIVERS.
> Simple: hostap is not packege for Your card.
Actually, hostapd DOES work with ralink chipsets.
I had a rt2500 device working as master some time ago.
You must use the rt2x00 driver and not the legacy ones.
Also, the rt2x00 version that used to work with hostapd is dropped
since they adopted a new wifi stack.
..So, you should use the new rt2x00 drivers that are merged
into the kernel.
Have a look at this post:
You may want look deeper in the forum as the link above was
the the quickest result I found.
> PS: ndiswrapper allso don't work.
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