Debian hostap USB prism2 : HELP

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Ou Phrontis, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. Ou Phrontis

    Ou Phrontis Guest

    Hi,

    I am trying to get a USB Linksys, Inc. WUSB12v1.1 802.11b which uses
    the Prism2 chipset to work on a debian system 2.4.27-2-386 using the
    hostap driver.

    Running lsusb I get

    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 066b:2213 Linksys, Inc. WUSB12v1.1 802.11b
    Adapter

    So I figure the hardware is at least being seen

    ls /lib/modules/2.4.27-2-386/net
    hostap_crypt_ccmp.o
    hostap_crypt_tkip.o
    hostap_crypt_wep.o
    hostap.o
    hostap_pci.o
    hostap_plx.o

    This is my current lsmod, doing a modprobe hostap
    Adds hostap to the top of the list

    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    input 3040 0 (autoclean)
    apm 8428 1 (autoclean)
    aes 31488 1 (autoclean)
    airo_cs 3108 0 (unused)
    airo 38776 1 [airo_cs]
    ds 5844 4 [airo_cs]
    appletalk 17796 12 (autoclean)
    parport_pc 19432 1 (autoclean)
    lp 5540 0 (autoclean)
    parport 21608 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
    af_packet 11048 2 (autoclean)
    ipt_REJECT 3160 1 (autoclean)
    ipt_MASQUERADE 1304 1 (autoclean)
    ipt_state 504 3 (autoclean)
    iptable_mangle 2040 0 (autoclean) (unused)
    iptable_nat 14766 1 (autoclean) [ipt_MASQUERADE]
    ip_conntrack 17000 0 (autoclean) [ipt_MASQUERADE ipt_state
    iptable_nat]
    iptable_filter 1644 1 (autoclean)
    ip_tables 10400 8 [ipt_REJECT ipt_MASQUERADE ipt_state
    iptable_mangle iptable_nat iptable_filter]
    usb-uhci 19504 0 (unused)
    usbcore 52268 1 [usb-uhci]
    maestro3 23152 1
    ac97_codec 11252 0 [maestro3]
    soundcore 3268 2 [maestro3]
    ide-scsi 8272 0
    sym53c8xx_2 58592 0 (unused)
    scsi_mod 86052 2 [ide-scsi sym53c8xx_2]
    3c59x 23312 1
    yenta_socket 8804 4
    pcmcia_core 38020 0 [airo_cs ds yenta_socket]
    agpgart 39108 0 (unused)
    ide-cd 27072 0
    cdrom 26212 0 [ide-cd]
    rtc 5768 0 (autoclean)
    ext3 65388 1 (autoclean)
    jbd 34628 1 (autoclean) [ext3]
    ide-detect 288 0 (autoclean) (unused)
    piix 7784 1 (autoclean)
    ide-disk 12448 2 (autoclean)
    cmd64x 6596 1 (autoclean)
    ide-core 91832 2 (autoclean) [ide-scsi ide-cd
    ide-detect piix ide-disk cmd64x]
    unix 12752 202 (autoclean)


    This is the part where I loose the plot, how do I associate the hostap
    with the hardware so that it is visable in an ifconfig -a so I can
    add an IP address and all the other good stuff.

    This is my current ifconfig, I have an Ethernet card wired connecting
    and a cisco pcmcia card 802.11b which both worked fine straight from
    the install.

    Been banging my head against this for a couple of weeks and I'm not
    getting anywhere.

    Appreciate any hints, ideas, solutions or good places to look or other
    fun commands I can mess with.

    Thanks for your time.



    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:86:44:DD:D6
    inet addr:192.168.1.100 Bcast:192.168.1.255
    Mask:255.255.255.0
    EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:65280/7
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:3 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:79 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:1240 (1.2 KiB) TX bytes:9296 (9.0 KiB)

    eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:09:7C:14:A2:FA
    inet addr:192.168.200.109 Bcast:192.168.200.255
    Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:22 errors:1650 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1650
    TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:15
    RX bytes:2469 (2.4 KiB) TX bytes:7139 (6.9 KiB)

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:0/0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:6872 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:6872 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0
    RX bytes:565433 (552.1 KiB) TX bytes:565433 (552.1 KiB)

    wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr
    00-09-7C-14-A2-FA-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:2312 Metric:1
    RX packets:22 errors:1650 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:1650
    TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:15
    RX bytes:2469 (2.4 KiB) TX bytes:7139 (6.9 KiB)
     
    Ou Phrontis, Oct 26, 2005
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  2. The answer is that this setup will not work as the current hostap
    does not support USB devices. There has been some discussion over on the
    hostap lists about this, and I believe that at least one of the other
    Prism drivers (I forget which) does support them but only in client mode
    not in AP or ad-hoc mode.

    David
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    David Goodenough, Oct 26, 2005
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  3. Ou Phrontis

    Roby Guest

    linux-wlan-ng supports Prism2 under usb. I wish hostap would!

    Roby
     
    Roby, Oct 26, 2005
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  4. Ou Phrontis

    Ou Phrontis Guest

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was so close to losing my sanity.

    I'll try the linux-wlan-ng route.

    appreciate any good links to usb/debian setup websites.
     
    Ou Phrontis, Oct 26, 2005
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