Use hostapd to set master mode?

Christian Lamparter chunkeey at web.de
Sun Feb 22 14:41:37 EST 2009


On Sunday 22 February 2009 19:04:08 Alexander Huemer wrote:
   
> i am plumbing to get an AP with hostapd and nl80211 working too, in my
> case with driver p54_pci.
> in order to get an interface in master mode, i have to use
> # iw phy phy0 interface add myap type __ap
> this gets me a seperate virtual interface that i can then use with
> hostapd. 
No you can do this much easier..
just load the driver and run hostapd.
(Of course you have to set interface=wlan0 (depends on your setup) in hostapd.conf before)

> unfortunately it is still not operational.
> i don't know if there is a better way to achieve the  same effect.
> i  would be interested in one.
> i am using kernel 2.6.29_rc5, iw 0.9.9 and hostapd 0.6.8.

no error messages, no crda, no logs?

Regards,
	Chr


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