Help with Cisco Aironet 350 series

Anand S. Katti askatti at
Thu Feb 17 16:00:27 GMT 2005

Dear Friend,

As far as I know, MASTER mode is available only for PRISM chipset based
cards, and some ATMEL chipset based cards.
Cisco cards cannot be used in master mode.
I guess you better take a look at

To bring up your laptop into Access Point you need PRism2,2.5,or 3.0
chipest based cards. Just google around you will get hundreds of cards
with that chipset.

Then downlaod hostap drives and install them. if your kernel version is
less than 2.5.
Then youare up with AP.

Well 2.6 kernel has incorporated hostap modules, that means you need not
look around for hostap drivers :).


On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Kanthi C.N wrote:

> Thanks a lot for the response. I did get around the problem by recompiling
> a fresh kernel 2.4.29 with cisco drivers.
> Now, I have another problem that I am not able to run the card in "master"
> mode .. The moment I configure the card for "master" mode, it exhibits
> very unstable behaviour . What I mean is , I configure it to act in master
> mode through iwconfig
> iwconfig eth1 mode master
> The command is accepted without errors. But, once I open the cisco GUI
> utility to see the link status , it comes back to "managed" mode !!
> Has anybody ever run a Cisco 350 card in "master" mode successfully?
> What I basically want to do is to make my linux based PC act as an access
> point. Any pointers/suggestions will greatly help.
> Thanks and Regards,
> Kanthi

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