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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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