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Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of UserDocs/autocreate

Author:
anonymous (IP: 0.0.0.0)
Timestamp:
09/01/06 13:10:42 (13 years ago)
Comment:

VAP should be documented, anything else would be arrogant.

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  • UserDocs/autocreate

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    4 Since 1/23/2006 (rev1407+) Madwifi will create a user station (a VAP of type "sta") by default.  Prior versions of the MadWifi code did not do this, and many of the scripts and documents on this wiki reflect this prior method.  Please keep this in mind as you read through the wiki:  all post r1407 MadWifi code allows for the autocreation of a VAP, and all prior releases do not. ''This feature does Not Change the behavior of wlanconfig.  However, any method or script that employed wlanconfig to construct multiple VAPs will not work as before, you should use the "autocreate=none" module option, as described below.''  
     4Since 1/23/2006 (rev1407+) Madwifi will create a user station (a [wiki:VAP] of type "sta") by default.  Prior versions of the MadWifi code did not do this, and many of the scripts and documents on this wiki reflect this prior method.  Please keep this in mind as you read through the wiki:  all post r1407 MadWifi code allows for the autocreation of a [wiki:VAP], and all prior releases do not. ''This feature does Not Change the behavior of wlanconfig.  However, any method or script that employed wlanconfig to construct multiple [wiki:VAP VAPs] will not work as before, you should use the "autocreate=none" module option, as described below.''  
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    6 The default autocreation of the "sta" VAP (the ath0 station) makes the modprobe ath_pci instruction conform better with generally expected driver behavior, and many simple wireless support tools will now work with MadWifi when they previously could not.   
     6The default autocreation of the "sta" [wiki:VAP] (the ath0 station) makes the modprobe ath_pci instruction conform better with generally expected driver behavior, and many simple wireless support tools will now work with MadWifi when they previously could not.   
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    8 One may create a VAP of any type by including the '''autocreate=''' argument in the '''modprobe ath_pci''' command.  If no autocreate argument is given, then a VAP of type '''sta''' is automatically created. 
     8One may create a [wiki:VAP] of any type by including the '''autocreate=''' argument in the '''modprobe ath_pci''' command.  If no autocreate argument is given, then a [wiki:VAP] of type '''sta''' is automatically created. 
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    1010Usage:  '''modprobe ath_pci autocreate=[none|sta|ap|wds|adhoc|ahdemo|monitor]''' 
    11  * '''none''': No VAP is created 
     11 * '''none''': No [wiki:VAP] is created 
    1212 * '''sta''': Create a station (default) 
    1313 * '''ap''': Create an Access Point  
    1414 * '''wds''': Create an Access Point with WDS 
    15  * '''adhoc''': Create a VAP in adhoc mode 
    16  * '''ahdemo''': Create a VAP in ahdemo mode 
    17  * '''monitor''': Create a VAP in monitor mode 
     15 * '''adhoc''': Create a [wiki:VAP] in adhoc mode 
     16 * '''ahdemo''': Create a [wiki:VAP] in ahdemo mode 
     17 * '''monitor''': Create a [wiki:VAP] in monitor mode 
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    1919The autocreated interface will have a name of ath''X'', where ''X'' is an integer value and usually will be 0, resulting in an interface named ath0. If you already have an interface with this name, the next free number will be chosen (for example ath1). 
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    39 To disable VAP autocreation: 
     39To disable [wiki:VAP] autocreation: 
    4040{{{ 
    4141# modprobe ath_pci autocreate=none 
    4242}}} 
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    44 Please see the manpage for wlanconfig for details of the VAP types.  Please see  [changeset:1407 changeset 1407] for details of the ath_pci autocreate patch.  See [wiki:UserDocs UserDocs] for more examples and instruction on the use of MadWifi. 
     44Please see the manpage for wlanconfig for details of the [wiki:VAP] types.  Please see  [changeset:1407 changeset 1407] for details of the ath_pci autocreate patch.  See [wiki:UserDocs UserDocs] for more examples and instruction on the use of MadWifi.