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    Any program to setup laptop as access point ??


    Hi, I am currently using OLSR routing protocol and mobile ip to do a project. There are 2 links are similar to my project as below:

    Performance evaluation of the implementation integrating mobile-ip and olsr in Full ip networks
    http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/iel5/9178/29116/01311808.pdf

    Integration of mobile-ip and OLSR for a universal mobility
    http://www.springerlink.com/content...63/fulltext.pdf


    I'm searching a program to install into my laptop to make it become as an access point. Did you have any suggestion about any programs ??

    Please drop a message here if you know about it . Your helps are much needed and appreciated .

    Thank you.

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    To set up a simple wireless AP you need a network card that can be set to Master mode.

    Code:
    iwconfig eth1 mode master
    If you get an "operation not supported" error then you will need a different card.

    If you want to set up more than WEP encryption you will need hostapd to manage it. The hostap page lists the cards it supports so they should all be capable of being put into Master mode. I also know my Orinoco Gold a/b card can be used in master mode but it isn't supported by hostapd so I couldn't set up WPA/WPA2.

    Let us know how you get on,

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    Hi kakariko81280,

    From the link u given to me in previous message as below:
    http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostapd/

    I had checked the website and there is a part from the website as below:

    Supported wireless cards/drivers
    Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3
    madwifi (Atheros ar521x)
    Prism54.org (Prism GT/Duette/Indigo)
    BSD net80211 layer (e.g., Atheros driver) (FreeBSD 6-CURRENT)



    But, I am using fedora core 4(kernel 2.6.11) and the wireless adapter i am using is Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter(F5D70500). Is that mean my adapter is not supported as mentioned above ??

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    This other thread suggests you will be using ndiswrapper as the driver for your network card.

    The ndiswrapper FAQ says that it doesn't support any of the more interesting modes for network cards because, as a rule, windows drivers do not support those modes in any kind of documented way. As far as I know there are no windows drivers that support Master mode so there would be no way to make ndiswrapper support them even if you tried.

    Your next step would be to be to find out which chipset your card uses and try out the right native drivers. This page ought to be able to help you, however none of the drivers mentioned on that page are supported by hostapd so you may not be able to use any of the more secure encryption modes with your AP even if the native drivers support Master mode.

    Have a shot setting up the native drivers, and if you run into trouble we will see if we can help you out, but either way let us know how you get on.

    Chris...
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    Hi kakariko81280,

    Currently i am using the ndiswrapper to get wireless connection with my adapter, Belkin Wireless G USB Network Adapter(F5D70500).

    Is it you mean i cannot set my laptop as access point if i am keep on using ndiswrapper although by installing the Host AP,madwifi, or Prism54.org ???


    Regarding to this link you given to me as below:
    http://opensource.bureau-cornavin.com/belkin/index.html



    Is that i can download the driver given from the link?

    Chipset Location
    Ralink RT2570
    Ralink RT73 http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/...itle=Downloads
    Zydas 1211B http://zd1211.ath.cx/download

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    More or less.

    You can not set up an access point using any card driven by ndiswrapper.

    Hostap, madwifi and prism54 all support being used as an access point but they do not work with the belkin cards. You would need a different network card to use those drivers.

    One of the Ralink or Zydas drivers may work with your belkin card. The page I referred you to tells you how to work out which one you should try.

    The Ralink and Zydas drivers might not give you anything better than ndiswrapper but it is worth trying.

    Let us know how you get on,

    Chris...
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