回复: Re: Can hostap&madwifi support several bcast keys of one AP?

=?gb2312?q?=CD=F5=ABh?= wangyue0921 at yahoo.com.cn
Sat Oct 11 06:15:59 EDT 2008


I tried the wireless testing and found hostap can not
work.

My env is: FC10 beta, with the kernel built from 
wireless testing(have patched the wireless testing 
source to enable AP mode); libnl 1.1; ath5k chipset.

ifconfig showed that the wlan0 was ready:
[root at fedora10 hostapd]# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr
00:13:72:77:EE:CF  
          inet addr:10.48.137.118  Bcast:10.48.137.255
 Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::213:72ff:fe77:eecf/64
Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500 
Metric:1
          RX packets:219 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
frame:0
          TX packets:24 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:22791 (22.2 KiB)  TX bytes:6517
(6.3 KiB)
          Interrupt:16 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
frame:0
          TX packets:20 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1276 (1.2 KiB)  TX bytes:1276 (1.2
KiB)

virbr0    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr
D6:05:9D:C8:F7:C1  
          inet addr:192.168.122.1 
Bcast:192.168.122.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::d405:9dff:fec8:f7c1/64
Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500 
Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:5056 (4.9 KiB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr
00:1D:0F:33:EF:F3  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
00-1D-0F-33-EF-F3-F4-8F-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500 
Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

But when run hostapd, wlan0 can not be set to master
mode.
[root at fedora10 hostapd]# ./hostapd -dd hostapd.conf 
Configuration file: hostapd.conf
ctrl_interface_group=0
Failed to set interface wlan0 to master mode.
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
Flushing old station entries
Deauthenticate all stations
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=5 eloop_data=0x943f640
user_data=(nil) handler=0x807a0a0

Then I run hostapd again, the message was not the same
as formers, "Failed to create interface mon.wlan0"
[root at fedora10 hostapd]# ./hostapd -dd hostapd.conf 
Configuration file: hostapd.conf
ctrl_interface_group=0
Failed to create interface mon.wlan0.
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
Flushing old station entries
Deauthenticate all stations
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory


The reason may be that the AP mode didn't work.

1. Should I config wlan0 to work as AP mode before 
hostapd start, just like madwifi's commands 
"wlanconfig" or some else?
If it is, what is the command?

2. How can i test the AP-mode-patch if it can work
well?

3. Is there any other problem in my deployment?

Thank you very much!

Regards,
WangYue

--- Íõ«h <wangyue0921 at yahoo.com.cn>дµÀ:

> Sorry to send private mail, i responsed the last 
> letter to private address because of my
> carelessness.
> 
> In the http://wireless.kernel.org/
> it says:
> You can download compat-wireless for kernels <=
> 2.6.26
> here: 
>
http://wireless.kernel.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-old.tar.bz2
> 
> So when i update the kernel to 2.6.26 and build 
> compat-wireless-2.6-old, it should be OK as well?
> 
> Thanks for ur letter, I will try the 2.6.27-rc8 and 
> wireless-testing now.
> 



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