as seen on http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
b43 supports AP mode. I am trying to create an in-house
wireless network between my desktop machine and notebook.
Both the PCI and PCCard cards have a BCM4318 chip:
- Belkin F5D7001ee (version 2001ee)
- Belkin F5D7011ee (version 2001fr)
On a sidenote, the notebook is still running Fedora7 and
it's interesting that while the latest kernel uses b43 drivers
it tries to load the firmware extracted by bcm43xx-fwcutter,
which creates firmware files with a different naming from
b43-fwcutter which was needed under Fedora 8 on the
desktop machine. Both machines are running x86-64 Fedoras.
Anyway, both machines have their cards and drivers up and
running, this is on the desktop machine:
# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
# Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
# for the documentation of these parameters.
# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"homewlan"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr
ff Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
ssb: Sonics Silicon Backplane found on PCI device 0000:01:09.0
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4318 WLAN found
b43-phy0 debug: Found PHY: Analog 3, Type 2, Revision 7
b43-phy0 debug: Found Radio: Manuf 0x17F, Version 0x2050, Revision 8
phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'simple'
b43-phy0 debug: Loading firmware version 351.126 (2006-07-29 05:54:02)
Registered led device: b43-phy0:tx
Registered led device: b43-phy0:rx
b43-phy0 debug: Chip initialized
b43-phy0 debug: 32-bit DMA initialized
input: Unspecified device as /class/input/input10
b43-phy0 debug: Wireless interface started
b43-phy0 debug: Adding Interface type 2
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Note the difference between iwconfig and the config file:
I requested Master mode but iwconfig shows Managed mode.
Is there anything else I need to run for using it in AP mode?
Can someone point me to some Fedora-specific documentation?
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