RADIUS server setup

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Thu Aug 27 14:16:08 EDT 2009

On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 02:28:42PM -0700, Pujeri, Prabhakar wrote:

> I installed hostapd from Debian package 

Which version of hostapd?

> And I want to use this as RADIUS server so 
> I configured its config file(it in /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf)
> And I run it like this 
> hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf 
> but I am getting error like 
> ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]:operation not supported 
> it looks like I need to install some driver but I don't know which one 
> and I am using Linksys AP wired connection with RADIUS server

When using hostapd only as a RADIUS server (i.e., not controlling a
wireless AP in the same host), you will need to change the driver
wrapper to 'none' (if using hostapd 0.6.x or newer) or 'test' (in older
versions), by adding following line into hostapd.conf:


Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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