The aim is to provide a minimally private working access point. Configuration of the ME-102 is done using the ap-atmel program. Depending upon your system, you may be able to find a ready built binary, or you may need to download the tarball and build from source. There's not much code, so building does not take long. It follows the regular GNU 4 step.
For RedHat 7.3 systems the following should be placed in the file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 Assuming this is the second interface in the pc, it will be called the eth1 interface. To configure the interface the manual way, place
DEVICE=eth1 BOOTPROTO=none ONBOOT=no BROADCAST=192.168.0.255 NETWORK=192.168.0.0 NETMASK=255.255.255.0 IPADDR=192.168.0.100 USERCTL=no
into the file, then use the command ifup eth1 to start the network on the new card. If you use an existing card, first stop the existing network by using ifdown eth<n> where <n> is the specific interface. Modify the configuration file as shown above, then restart the network.
Once connected, start the command ap-atmel, which is a curses based configuration program. I set the terminal type to vt100, as the default (TERM=xterm) had messed up cursor operations at times. The first time requires that you supply an IP address and community name (aka password). The documentation specifies the default for both of these. Mine used 192.168.0.3 as the IP, and hence the above network settings.
You are now presented with a set of submenus down the left hand side. Use the arrow keys to select Config then press <enter> and you are presented with another set of menus.
When set, press W to send (write) the data to the access point. Then return to the main menu and select Commands/Upload to have the new values take effect.
Now return to configure the client and try out the link.