Setting up a WAP with WPA

Jason Carson jason at jasoncarson.ca
Fri Jul 18 23:48:03 EDT 2008


> I am not sure where to ask this so I will ask here and hopefully someone
> knows the answer. I am trying to set up a wireless access point with WPA
> encryption.
>
> I have my wireless setup with madwifi (v0.9.4) and wpa_supplicant 0.5.7 on
> Gentoo Linux without any security.
>
> I want to setup WPA and have been following this guide...
> http://gentoo-wiki.com/Wireless/Access_point#WPA_Encryption
>
> However I have ran into a problem with hostapd. When I start it up it
> says...
>
> * Starting hostapd ...
> Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
> Using interface ath0 with hwaddr 00:19:5b:80:f2:d8 and ssid 'CarsonNet'
> Flushing old station entries
> ioctl[unknown???]: Invalid argument
> Could not connect to kernel driver.
> Deauthenticate all stations
> rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
> [ !! ]
>
> It doesn't start and shows the following error message...
>
> ioctl[unknown???]: Invalid argument
> Could not connect to kernel driver.
>
> ...Does anybody know how to fix this?
>
>
>
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