hostapd unknown errors

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Mar 24 18:29:19 EDT 2007


On Sat, Mar 24, 2007 at 12:09:30PM +0000, Dimitris Theoharis wrote:

> hostapd + wlan0 worked as an AP only for few minutes , then it gives
> me this errors whenever i am trying to start hostapd. What does it
> mean..? How do i fix it?

Are you using Host AP driver? Could you please send 'dmesg' output
showing kernel messages from this?

>  iwconfig

> wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"  Nickname:""
>           Mode:Master  Access Point: Not-Associated   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s

> wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"  Nickname:""
>           Mode:Master  Access Point: Not-Associated   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s

> wlan0ap_rename  IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"test"  Nickname:""
>           Mode:Master  Access Point: 00:09:5B:91:B2:A5   Bit Rate:11 Mb/s

Looks like you have something renaming the interface (that
wlan0ap_rename was likely originally wlan0ap). I would suggest disabling
this (udev/hotplug/ifrename/whatever) for this interface.

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Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA



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