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-====== ​HostAP  ​======+====== ​DEPRECATED ​======
  
-HostAP ​is the recommended driver for Prism2.x/3 based pcmcia and pci cards. Official web site is at http://​hostap.epitest.fi.+**IMPORTANT NOTE**: This page is deprecated, updated documentation can be found [[install_drivers|here]]
  
-If your card appears to hang (no packets captured or injected), disable the interface, reload the drivers and re-insert the card. Also consider updating the firmware (if Prism2).+====== HostAP ======
  
-If you're using a kernel version >= 2.6.16, you have to patch kernel sources with this patch hostap-kernel-2.6.16.patch instead of using the following method:+HostAP is the recommended driver for Prism2.x/3 based PCMCIA and PCI cards. The driver official web site is at http://​hostap.epitest.fi. 
 + 
 +===== Patching ===== 
 + 
 +If you're using a kernel version >= 2.6.16, you have to patch kernel sources with [[http://​patches.aircrack-ng.org/​hostap-kernel-2.6.18.patch|hostap-kernel-2.6.18.patch]] ​patch instead of using the following method:
  
   ifconfig wlan0 down   ifconfig wlan0 down
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   /​etc/​init.d/​pcmcia start   /​etc/​init.d/​pcmcia start
   modprobe hostap_pci &>/​dev/​null   modprobe hostap_pci &>/​dev/​null
 +
 +
 +===== Troubleshooting =====
 +==== Card appears to hang ====
 +If your card appears to hang (no packets captured or injected), disable the interface, reload the drivers and re-insert the card. Also consider updating the firmware (if prism2).
 +
 +==== Inserting card crashes the system ====
 +
 +Your system hangs when booted or crashes when the card is inserted.
 +
 +http://​forum.aircrack-ng.org/​index.php?​topic=2337.msg13100#​msg13100
 +
 +This problem can be fixed with a patch from SuD:
 +
 +http://​tv.latinsud.com/​hostap/​
 +
 +Or run the following script. ​ It is a bit convoluted but it works.
 +
 +Script:
 +   #​!/​bin/​sh
 +   ​modprobe orinoco_cs
 +   ​pccardctl eject
 +   rmmod orinoco_cs
 +   rmmod orinoco
 +   rmmod hermes
 +   rmmod hostap_cs
 +   ​modprobe hostap_cs
 +   ​pccardctl insert
 +
 +You also need to add this to /​etc/​modprobe.d/​blacklist:​
 +
 +   #​orinco wireless drivers
 +   ​blacklist orinoco_cs
 +   
 +   #​hostap wireless drivers
 +   ​blacklist hostap_cs
 +
 +==== Current bug ====
 +
 +Also be aware of [[https://​github.com/​aircrack-ng/​aircrack-ng/​issues/​288|this bug]]
 +
 +
 +===== Limitations =====
 +
 +There are some important limitations with this driver:
 +
 +  * Fragmentation attack does not work
 +  * Shared key authentication attack does not work
 +  * The driver does not support USB devices
 +  * The prism cards only support B mode.  They don't support G mode, Super G, N, etc.  This means you are limited as to what packets you can capture.
  
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