WAP11 Unix Configuration Utility
1. What is this?
The Linksys WAP11 is a cheap wireless (802.11b) access point, that's configurable
from any Windows machine, either through a USB cable, or over a LAN, using
Unfortunately, the WAP11 SNMP implementation is a wee bit unorthodox,
so you can't really use a standard SNMP client to configure a WAP11. Linksys
provides a Windows SNMP client with its hardware, but there's no Unix or
Linux client. WAP11 Unix Configuration Utility (wap11gui) fills this gap by
providing a Unix SNMP client you can use to configure a WAP11.
This code was tested with the Linksys WAP11, version 1.1. This version of the hardware was
discontinued, and replaced with version 2.x, which doesn't support SNMP, and won't work with
wap11gui. You can tell which version of WAP11 you have by flipping it over, and looking for
a small label on the bottom of the unit, with the version number. Also, the version 2.x
hardware I've seen had a big "2.4GHz" printed in white on the front, which the older
hardware didn't have.
Version 1.0 may or may not work with wap11gui (or other SNMP configuration utilities).
It had less flash memory, and some versions of the WAP11 firmware don't fit in it,
and therefore disable the SNMP functionality.
In addition, wap11gui may work with the following wireless access points, which all use
the same Atmel chipset as the WAP11:
D-Link DWL 900AP
Global Sun ProWave GL2411AP
If you have one of these access points, please let me know whether wap11gui works
with it or not.
And, of course, no open source project is complete without a list of known
- A QT based GUI, similar to the one provided by the Linksys client.
- Supports most of the WAP11's features.
- When setting the 128bit encryption keys using a passphrase, the
keys generated are different from the ones generated by the Windows client.
64bit key generation is fine, though.
For up to date news, please check the SourceForge page.
The tarball should be available