Use hostapd to set master mode?

Christian Lamparter chunkeey at web.de
Sun Feb 22 22:10:02 EST 2009


On Monday 23 February 2009 02:30:32 Grant 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)
> >>
> >> 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"
> >>
> >> or:
> >>
> >> "could not set channel for kernel driver"
> >>
> >> and hostapd fails to start.  Do you know how to fix this?
> >>
> > looks like you need to install CRDA
> > If your distribution hasn't picked it up already, you can get it from here:
> > http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Regulatory/CRDA
> >
> > Then you have to set the right country_code= in hostapd.conf
> > And it should work.
> 
> Thanks, I did that but I get the same results.
> 
what result? any logs?


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