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Re: access point using 3945

On Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:00:04 -0800, briand wrote:

> Hello,
> looks like one good way to go about it is to use hostapd.
> however there's supposed to be nl80211 driver which I need.
> I can .h files when I search through debian, but no binary looking
> thingy, and the hostapd package does not contain it.
> Can anyone shed some light on this.
> Looks like the iwl3945 driver can NOT be used to operate as an access
> point.

You can run "iw list" to get the capabilities of your card and what 
"modes" supports.

OTOH, it seems that "iwl3945" driver does not allow the card to be set in 
master mode (AP), as you said:


Additional documentation on this can be found here:




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