How do I enable Wmaster ib Hardy 8.04

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jan 8 18:54:24 UTC 2010


On 01/08/2010 07:29 AM, Rafiq Hajat wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> tis me again...sorry to be such a pain in the ass!
> I ran an ifconfig and got the following
> 
...
> 
> wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
> 00-1C-BF-6C-0E-08-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
> 
> Now I've often come across these references to Wireless master or
> wmaster and have seen it appearing above. It seems dormant but makes me
> wonder what it actually ought to be doing and how do I activate it -
> should I choose to do so?
> Your guidance is, as always, deeply appreciated.

Perhaps these will help explain:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=956473
[wmaster0???]
http://linuxwireless.org/en/developers/Documentation/mac80211
and last but not least :-)
<http://www.google.com/search?complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2Bwmaster0&btnG=Search>





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