Unable to get hostapd working with minimal configuration file

Aditya Bhave aybhave at cmu.edu
Thu Oct 22 23:42:07 EDT 2009


OK, I enabled ath5k using

sudo athenable ath5k
sudo athload ath5k

Doing an iwconfig yields the interface name as wlan1. I changed the 
below .conf file to specify interface=wlan1

I still get the same error however.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
--Aditya Bhave




Jouni Malinen wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:05:14PM -0400, Aditya Bhave wrote:
>
>   
>> 1. Lenovo Thinkpad with Intel WGN card built in (wlan0) and Netgear 
>> Atheros card (ath0)
>> 2. I installed hostapd as per instructions on the website.
>> 3. My hostapd-minimal.conf file is
>>
>> interface=ath0
>> driver=nl80211
>> ssid=test
>>     
>
> Which Atheros card and which driver are you using? ath0 would sound more
> like madwifi than ath9k or ath5k while the driver=nl80211 interface
> would not work with madwifi.
>
>   



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