trying to set up open access point with hostapd on ath5k

Pavel Roskin proski at gnu.org
Tue Sep 1 17:22:32 EDT 2009


On Fri, 2009-08-28 at 23:40 +0300, Jouni Malinen wrote: 
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 02:20:00PM -0400, GregNorc wrote:
> > I think. Anyways, I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.30.5-32 and still get
> > the same error :/
> 
> Same question again.. Are you sure that AP mode is enabled in that
> version? You could check with iw whether the driver reports support for
> AP mode, but upgrading to 2.6.31 may be needed to get this working.

I confirm that the latest Fedora 11 kernel (2.6.30.5-43.fc11 currently
in updates-testing) doesn't have AP mode support in ath5k.
kernel-2.6.31-0.125.4.2.rc5.git2.fc12 from rawhide does support it.

Speaking of the official kernel releases, 2.6.31 was the first kernel to
support the AP mode in ath5k.

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Regards,
Pavel Roskin


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