hostapdioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Invalid argument

Stephane List slist at lilotux.net
Thu Sep 7 06:24:53 EDT 2006


Hello,

I've modified the code of bcm43xx_wx_set_interfmode(file bcm43xx_wx.c)
In default case, I set mode to BCM43xx_RADIO_INTERFMODE_AUTOWLAN.

So now, hostapd can go a little bit further.

I've installed firmware for my board from this web site :at
http://ubuntu.cafuego.net/dists/dapper-cafuego/bcm43xx/
Now, power LED is ON. And I can see an other wifi network using 
kwifimanager.

But now, I'm facing the following error :
ioctl(SIOCGIFINDEX): No such device

It make me think that bcm43xx is a driver for my wifi card,that creates 
eth1.
But should hostap create an other interface, so that hostap will receive 
  ioctl ?

Regards
Stephane

Stephane List wrote:
> In my log, I've the following error :
> 
> set_interfmode allowed parameters are: 0 => None,  1 => Non-WLAN,  2 => 
> WLAN,  3 => Auto-WLAN
> 
> Stephane List wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'm using a Broadcom card :
>>
>> 02:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g 
>> Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
>>
>> I'm using Broadcom driver and hostap driver from linux 2.6.17.7.
>>
>> I'm using the snapshot : hostapd-0.5-2006-09-04.tar.gz
>>
>>
>> When I run hostapd,I get the following error :
>>
>> debian:/# /etc/init.d/hostapd start
>> Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management: 
>> hostapdioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: Invalid argument
>> rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
>>  failed!
>>
>> Which version of hostapd should I use with linux 2.6.17.7 ?
>> My wireless card is seen as eth1 instead of wlan0,is it normal ?
>>
>> Regards
>> Stephane
>>
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