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hostap [2007/08/25 18:13]
mister_x added limitations
hostap [2018/03/11 20:15] (current)
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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 cardAlso consider updating the firmware (if prism2).+====== HostAP ====== 
 + 
 +HostAP is the recommended driver for Prism2.x/3 based PCMCIA ​and PCI cardsThe 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: 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:
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   modprobe hostap_pci &>/​dev/​null   modprobe hostap_pci &>/​dev/​null
  
-Limitations:​ + 
-  * Fragmentation attack ​doesn'​t ​work +===== Troubleshooting ===== 
-  * Shared key authentication attack ​doesn'​t ​work+==== 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. 
hostap.1188058410.txt.gz · Last modified: 2007/08/25 18:13 by mister_x