iwconfig trouble

Josh Wyatt jdwyatt at
Thu Dec 2 11:48:21 EST 2004

capacity77 at wrote:
> Hi all!
> I still can't set the mode to Master, If I run
> iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
> I get
> Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
>     SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
> I'm using a Compaq WL 100 with the linux-wlan-ng driver, kernel 2.4.26.
> Anyone knows what happens? I have the wireless tools v27, do I need to use
> any wireless extension?
> Thanks for the help
> Dom

Is your compaq wl100 a USB device?

What does 'lsmod' say ?  How about 'cat /proc/bus/usb' ?

I believe hostap does not support USB devices?


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