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Old 04-17-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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madwifi-ng & wpa_supplicant or madiwifi & hostapd?

I'm using a SMC SMCWCBT-G card in my laptop and use the madwifi-ng driver and wpa_supplicant (compiled against madwifi-ng)
Now I see that there is also the option to use hostapd. Since the older madwifi doesn't support wpa I had to compile my own and compile wpa_supplicant against it. Hostaps supports madwifi so would that mean I could just use the Debian packages madwifi and hostapd to get the same safety on my laptop? It would make live easier if I could just use those packages.

Since I configured my system for the use of wpa_supplicant I wonder if hostapd is different in configuring. Anyone used this setup?

Old 04-17-2006, 07:28 AM   #2
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hostapd is as its name indicates for the host to use, like an ap....sorry wasn't thinking


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