hi you guys...
i installed debian etch's rt2x00 package and it switches on "master" mode quite nicely... i also managed to get hostapd cvs (snapshot from 25rd of march 2007 or so) compiled.
so i do the following
shiznix~/hostapd-0.6-2007-03-25/hostapd# ./hostapd -dd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Configuration file /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Opening raw packet socket for ifindex 21
BSS count 1, BSSID mask ffffffffffff (0 bits)
SIOCGIWRANGE WE(compiled)=20 WE(source)=14 enc_capa=0x0
RATE rate=10 flags=0x152
RATE rate=20 flags=0x156
RATE rate=55 flags=0x154R
ATE rate=110 flags=0x154
Could not set passive scanning Unknown error 4294967295
Flushing old station entriesDeauthenticate all stations
Mode IEEE 802.11b Channel 6 Frequency 2437 MHz
Using interface wlan0 with hwaddr 00d041a6e68e and ssid 'test'
wlan0 Setup of interface done.
Wireless event cmd=0x8b04 len=12
Wireless event cmd=0x8b1a len=1
this sure does look quite nice. but i can't see the network when scanning for available wireless networks.... any ideas? what am i doing wrong?
thx u guys for answering.
Edit Apparently this stuff works pretty nicely, but I came to find out the reason why it didnt show me the SSID on my macbook i *can* connect to it, but the connection keeps going off and on within every 2 seconds. that does not happen on my neighbour's windows notbeook...