¿¿rt2500 how install path for master mode??

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=4798

Lord_Rafa

16-05-2008 21:17:32

Hi, I need help for configure my wifi card in master mode. I read that I must install a patch for enable this function but I don't know install it.

IvD

16-05-2008 21:52:20

No you no longer need a patch. rt2x00 includes it automatically. What you do need is the most recent hostapd version.

Lord_Rafa

16-05-2008 22:06:05

Thanks for reply my so fast. I have installed the most recent hostapd version but I don't know how use it.

IvD

16-05-2008 22:14:11

Then you should check the hostapd documentation. There isn't much I can say about hostapd.

Lord_Rafa

16-05-2008 22:23:09

Ok, thanks for help me, I will continue searching about hostapd. See you.

Lord_Rafa

17-05-2008 00:02:46

Two question more

1) I don't have installed the rt2x00 of this page, I have installed default rt2500 kubuntu driver, this drivers are same???.

2) In the hostapd documentation, I read that in the driver field only can have this values hostap, madwifi, prims54. this field would not have put rt2500 also???? (the version of hostapd that I have installed is 0.5.9)

IvD

17-05-2008 00:41:09


1) I don't have installed the rt2x00 of this page, I have installed default rt2500 kubuntu driver, this drivers are same???.
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Depends on the kernel version. rt2x00 is inside the Linux kernel since kernel 2.6.24. But none currently released kernel contains a rt2x00 version which supports master mode. As I said earlier you need rt2x00.git for that.


2) In the hostapd documentation, I read that in the driver field only can have this values hostap, madwifi, prims54. this field would not have put rt2500 also???? (the version of hostapd that I have installed is 0.5.9)[/quote3ou6wv0h]

That is _not_ the latest version. The latest version includes support for nl80211 and that is required (and the driver you must select in hostapd).

Lord_Rafa

18-05-2008 19:15:59

Thanks for the reply but I need your help another time. I have installed git, I have downloaded the rt2x00.git in /home/myuser/rt2x00 and I compiled the sources with "make && make modules" (give me an error but generated the rt2x00 modules). When I type "modprobe /home/myuser/rt2x00/drivers/net/wireless/rt2x00/rt2x00pci.ko" for install the module, return me an error. I have installed linux-source-2.6.24 (kernel of Kubuntu 8.04) and uncompressed in /usr/src/ and I have one symbolic link from /lib/kernel/modules/build in /usr/src/ and /home/myuser/rt2x00/.

IvD

18-05-2008 20:00:38

rt2x00.git is an entire kernel, you cannot simply load a module compiled for 2.6.26 for a 2.6.24 kernel, you need to install and boot into that specific kernel.

Lord_Rafa

18-05-2008 22:09:54

Thank you for help. Wait for leaving any distro based on kernel 2.6.26. because this is too hard for me.

IvD

18-05-2008 23:28:44

Ok, but that means you just have to wait longer since mac80211 in 2.6.26 will have master mode disabled.
You option would be to either patch the kernel and recompile the kernel when that kernel is released, or use rt2x00.git which contains that patch by default.
Currently I have not seen any schedule for master mode in mac80211 so it might be 2.6.27 or later before that patch is merged.