new, issue

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Wed Sep 23 02:13:46 EDT 2009


On Wed, 2009-09-23 at 05:53 +0000, Christ Schlacta wrote:
> Hi all, I'm new.  as you've probably assumed, I've joined because I've 
> encountered an issue using hostapd.
> 
> here's the problem:  whenever I run hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf, I 
> get one of two errors:
> 
> Line 19: invalid/unknown driver 'mac80211'
> or
> Line 19: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
> 
> depending on whether I put mac80211 or nl80211 in my config file.

Have you compiled hostapd with nl80211 driver support?  If you got it
from your distro, it might be that your distro did not build hostapd
with the nl80211 driver.

Dan

> I've gotten the rest of the config to "work" with madwifi as the driver, 
> however, the end result is highly unstable and a midgit farting in japan 
> may cause me to lose connection and see stuck beacons among various 
> other interesting behaviors.
> 
> While I would love to see madwifi support working, I'm in more urgent 
> need of a working wireless network, and so I hope to get nl80211 or 
> mac80211 working shortly.
> 
> please help!
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