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d_logan
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: WIRELESS_EXT missing from gentoo-sources 2.6.33-r1 [SOLVED] Reply with quote

It's just not in menuconfig, how do I enable it?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, can you post this :

Code:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# cat .config | grep -i ext
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try enabling the following:

NETDEVICES support at:
Code:

Location:                                                                     │   
  │     -> Device Drivers                                                           │   


WLAN support at
Code:

Location:                                                                     │   
  │     -> Device Drivers                                                           │   
  │       -> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])                               │   


IEEE 802.11 for Host AP (Prism2/2.5/3 and WEP/TKIP/CCMP) at
Code:

Location:                                                                     │   
  │     -> Device Drivers                                                           │   
  │       -> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])                               │   
  │         -> Wireless LAN (WLAN [=y])


that should enable it by default.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't find the thread, but for whatever reason, in 2.6.33, it can't be enabled directly. I had to enable CONFIG_HOSTAP to get CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT enabled. It's working now. Marking solved.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kernel help wrote:
...
See <http://hostap.epitest.fi/> for more information about the
Host AP driver configuration and tools. This site includes
information and tools (hostapd and wpa_supplicant) for WPA/WPA2
support.
...


8O

It has been very hard to find for me too...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this is an old, old thread, but I recently encountered the same problem and ended up spending more time than I expected with the kernel 4.9.x. I'd like to share what I found in case it might help others.

Yes, you need to enable HOSTAP to get WIRELESS_EXT (I'm not sure WIRELESS_EXT exists on its own entry in the kernel configuration). But HOSTAP is buried in WLAN_VENDOR_INTERSIL, so if WLAN_VENDOR_INTERSIL is not enabled, you won't see HOSTAP either.

Code:

Device Drivers
    Network device support (NETDEVICES)
        Wireless LAN (WLAN)
            Intersil devices (WLAN_VENDOR_INTERSIL)
                IEEE 802.11 for Host AP (Prism2/2.5/3 and WEP/TKIP/CCMP) (HOSTAP)

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