I have also downloaded a patch from http//johannes.sipsolutions.net/patche ... ll/LATEST/
You don't need that patch.
1) Should I just follow the directions mentioned in the guide I linked to above without the part of ACX driver and using rt2x00 git clone as my kernel source?
You need the guide about rt2x00 git
http//rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/ind ... structions
acx is probably a driver for other hardware.
2) What order should I compile rt2x00, hostapd, and any other package in - in order to obtain master mode?
hostapd.git <-- note that I say the .git version!
3) Are there any other instructions I need to do? (other patches, other packages, etc)
There are some howtos on this forum, just search for master mode and hostapd.conf
[Edit] - I just came across http//lists.openwall.net/netdev/2007/11/06/57 which states (emphasis added)
[quote17qx7x55]The following changes since commit 2655e2cee2d77459fcb7e10228259e4ee0328697
Alan Cox (1)
ata_piix Add additional PCI identifier for 40 wire short cable
are available in the git repository at
git//git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kern ... ss-2.6.git fixes-jgarzik
Holger Schurig (1)
libertas fixes for slow hardware
Ivo van Doorn (1)
[b17qx7x55]rt2x00[/b17qx7x55] Block adhoc & [b17qx7x55]master mode[/b17qx7x55][/quote17qx7x55]
Question 4 Should I just compile the kernel mentioned there?[/quote17qx7x55]
That is a very old mail you are quoting above, one that talks about 2.6.24. adhoc and master mode aren't blocked in 2.6.26