Broadcom drivers to enable master mode
joheiker at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 12:41:14 UTC 2009
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> Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2009 09:28:29 +0000 (UTC)
> From: Jeffrey Cao <jcao.linux at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Broadcom drivers to enable master mode
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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> On 2009-04-25, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi All
> > I'd like to add an access point to my home network for guests and
> > Nintendo DS - all I have to work with is a Broadcom based wifi card.
> > I installed Hardy server on a new box with that card in it and tried
> > 'sudo iwconfig mode Master' and got an invalid argument error. I
> Hi man, you're missing something like interface name. It should be like
> sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
> > gather the drivers I'm currently using don't support master mode.
> > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/MasterMode says only
> >> Broadcom 43xx cards (bcm43xx.ko)
> >> Broadcom cards support master mode using the reverse-engineered kernel
> driver. You need to enable (or make as a module) the Softmac wireless
> extensions and BCM43xx
> >> wireless driver.
> > So, anybody have any going links for instructions on figuring out
> > which driver I'm using and how to change?
> > Brian
I few weeks ago a tried to configure my PC as a wireless router so other
devices can get connected throught my PC, i think it's kind of what you
want. I have a Broadcom wireless card too.
If you set your card in Ad-Hoc mode it will work. It did with me.
A day without sunshine is like, you know...night.
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