Question about hostap.

From: Eric Johanson (
Date: 2002-01-11 23:05:22 UTC

Hi there!

I love the driver, works great for me.

Some questions about it, however:

It's looking like it 'fakes' an AP by grabbing the broadcast pings, and replying with stuff that makes it look like an AP. I could be wrong on this, but if you could do the same thing with a Hermes based chipset, then it could be put into AP mode as well.

I'm sure the question of 'does it work with XXX card, based on the hermes chipset' has comeup a number of times on this list (but I'm new here, so I gotta ask..) <grin>.

What features of the prism2 based cards are you guys using to make this happen? Does it have anything to do with the promisc mode to capture raw 802.11 frames?

I'd be happy to research stuff, if I can get some pointers on what we need to make this driver work for say... Lucent Silver/gold cards.... :)

Kindest Regards,
Eric Johanson

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