Subject: Re: ifconfig versus wiconfig?
To: None <tech-net@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 08/28/2007 13:04:51
On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 01:01:37PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2007 at 05:57:47PM +0000, John Klos wrote:
> > Hi, all,
> > Years ago I set up a Lucent Wavelan wireless card in access point mode on
> > NetBSD. It worked fine. Now, I have the same exact wireless card on a
> > NetBSD 4 system, but neither the documentation nor Google nor the mailing
> > lists can help me figure out how to configure my card in AP mode.
> > ifconfig wi0 mediaopt hostap doesn't work. wiconfig is missing many
> > options. Every example I can find on the internet uses "hostap".
> > Does anyone have a clue they'd be willing to share?
> I am confident that your Lucent WaveLAN card did not ever operate in
> access point mode on NetBSD. Maybe you were using an Intersil Prism-based
> card, instead?
It is also possible that you were running your WaveLAN card in 802.11
ad hoc mode,
ifconfig wi0 media auto mediaopt adhoc
or in Lucent's "ad hoc demo" mode:
ifconfig wi0 media auto mediaopt adhoc,flag0
For certain purposes, ad hoc (demo) mode and an AP are alike.
David Young OJC Technologies
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