Subject: Re: ifconfig versus wiconfig?
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/28/2007 13:01:37
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?


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