HostAP not work after hostapd is turned off

Jouni Malinen jkmaline at
Sun Jun 8 20:55:49 EDT 2003

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 01:42:01PM +0000, Haidong Xia wrote:

> If I run hostAP, and hostapd to authenticate users. 802.1x works perfect 
> for me. But When I turned off Hostapd. HostAp can not go back to the normal 
> mode. It will reject frames from station. I have to restart HostAP to make 
> it work.

You can only use IEEE 802.1X with hostapd. Host AP driver is not able to
handle 802.1X authentication alone, so killing hostapd in such a
configuration will leave the driver in non-working configuration. If you
want to continue operating without IEEE 802.1X, you will need to disable
IEEE 802.1X PAE with 'iwpriv wlan0 ieee_802_1x 0'. In addition, you
might need to remove WEP keys with 'iwconfig wlan0 key off', if you used
dynamic WEP keying.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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