Use hostapd to set master mode?
emailgrant at gmail.com
Sun Feb 22 15:29:28 EST 2009
>> 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
> 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)
Thanks to Ahmad, my interface will go into master mode after another
kernel patch, but I'm getting a new
error. Depending on the channel I set in hostapd.conf, I get either:
"ioctl[SIOCSIFFLAGS]: Operation not permitted"
"could not set channel for kernel driver"
and hostapd fails to start. Do you know how to fix this?
>> 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?
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