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Bug 112583 - HostAP inclusion
HostAP inclusion
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pcmcia-cs (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2003-12-23 11:46 EST by Val Schmidt
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-18 22:28:40 EST
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Description Val Schmidt 2003-12-23 11:46:14 EST
Description of problem:
An Enhancement Request: 
I'd like to see the HostAP pcmcia/wireless modules be optionally 
included and maintained in the standard Fedora distribution.  A few 
people have compiled the kernal mods against RedHat 8 and 9 without 
error.  Considering the ubiquitous nature of wireless networking, it 
would be wonderful to include this as a standard part of Fedora Core.
See http://hostap.epitest.fi/ for more information.

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Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-11-18 22:28:40 EST
work is ongoing to improve the in-kernel wireless drivers.
Fedora will continue to use these.
Comment 2 Val Schmidt 2004-11-19 09:06:53 EST
Dave, can you (or someone else) comment on this on-going work or point to further 
information? Is AP functionality being implemented any time soon? Will wds links be 
Comment 3 Alan Cox 2005-09-01 11:47:41 EDT
Take a look at the 2.6.13-mm kernel and you'll get a good picture where the
wireless stuff is at right now.

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