After going through the extensive configurations for each specific attempt, I get these print-outs on run:

interface = wlan0 (iwl3945)
Code:
Creating dhcpd.conf... Done.
Building the captive portal...Done.
Setting the wireless parameters...wlanconfig: ioctl: Operation not supported
wlanconfig: ioctl: No such device
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
   SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument 
Done.
interface = wifi0 (ipwraw)
Code:
Creating dhcpd.conf... Done.
Building the captive portal...Done.
Setting the wireless parameters...wlanconfig: ioctl: Operation not supported
wlanconfig: ioctl: Operation not supported
Error for wireless request "Set ESSID" (8B1A) :
   SET failed on device wifi0 ; Operation not supported
Done.
I am guessing that errors occur for wlan0 since it cannot normally connect to local AP's with or without encryption. I have only been able to connect once to a WEP by accident. Trying to "wlanconfig wlan0 create wlandev wlan0 wlanmode sta" or other parameters would give error: "wlanconfig: ioctl: Operation not supported".

Any realistic solutions?