Problem starting hostapd

David Goodenough david.goodenough at
Thu May 15 10:18:36 EDT 2003

On Thursday 15 May 2003 14:49, Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2003 at 08:41:27AM +0100, David Goodenough wrote:
> > When I start hostapd, even with -dd as an option, it comes back with
> > just two lines:-
> >
> > ioctl(SIOCGIFINDEX): No such device
> > ioctl[SIOCGIFINDEX]: No such device
> >
> > I have yet to find a hostap howto, which may be part of my problem.
> > Are there setup stages I need to have gone through first?
> Yes, you apparently skipped the most important part, reading included
> documentation, mainly README.prism2. It explains how the kernel driver
> should be compiled in order to support hostapd.
> PS.
> If you get the latest CVS snapshot from, the
> need for different compilation options (i.e., PRISM2_HOSTAPD define) has
> been removed and hostapd should work with all builds.

OK, so it looks like the Debian package (which sets all these options)
does not compile the kernel driver right.  I will talk to the package


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