Hostapd gives error with Madwifi.conf file

dennis khoo dhskhoo at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 11 13:17:09 EDT 2007


Have you tried changing the mode to AP via wlanconfig
in madwifi-ng before running hostapd?  Madwifi-ng
currently does not support changing mode through
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE] so you probably need to do
something like this if your radio starts out in
managed mode:

# wlanconfig ath0 destroy
# wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap.

then start hostapd. 

hopes this helps,
dennis

--- maloomnahi at indiatimes.com wrote:

> Hi Jan,
> 
> Thanks for the information. I have tried installing
> the bridge, but the error now shows as follows: (It
> has created the br0 port now)
> 
> [root at localhost hostapd-0.5.8]# hostapd -ddd
> hostapd.conf
> Configuration file: hostapd.conf
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> eapol_version=1
> Configure bridge br0 for EAPOL traffic.
> ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Operation not supported
> Could not set interface to master mode!
> madwifi driver initialization failed.
> eth0: Unable to setup interface.
> Flushing old station entries
> Deauthenticate all stations
> rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
> 
> Can anyone tell me is it the .config problem or
> AR5212 PCI card interface problem?
> 
> Thanks
> PPN
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at computer.org>
> To: hostap at shmoo.com
> Sent: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:17:03 +0530 (IST)
> Subject: Re: Hostapd gives error with Madwifi.conf
> file
> 
> maloomnahi at indiatimes.com wrote:
>  > [root at localhost hostapd-0.5.8]# brctl addbr br0
>  > -bash: brctl: command not found
> 
> Install the bridge utilities then. On Ubuntu, this
> is done thusly:
> 
> apt-get install bridge-utils
> 
> 
> Cheers, Jan
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