nl80211 driver problem

Alan Jachimiak aljachimiak at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 14:48:18 EDT 2010


I think the card is working fine.  Perhaps I think I have nl80211 on my
system, but would it conflict with b43?

[root at Joshiba ajachimiak]# dmesg | grep -i wlan
b43-phy0: Broadcom 4306 WLAN found (core revision 5)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:18:4d:03:c5:68 by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:18:4d:03:c5:68 (try 1)
wlan0: direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:18:4d:03:c5:68 (try 1)
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:18:4d:03:c5:68 (try 1)
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:18:4d:03:c5:68 (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=4)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present

Thanks for the quick reply!

Al


On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Igor Gueths <igueths at lava-net.com> wrote:

> Hello Alan.
> On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:48:37PM -0400, Alan Jachimiak wrote:
> > Hello:
> >
> > Mailing list newb here... please forgive me if I breech protocol or if
> I've
> > hit a subject that's been covered many times...
> >
> >   When I type the command
> >
> > [root at Joshiba ajachimiak]# hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
> >
> >
> >  I get the following output:
> >
> >
> >  ioctl[SIOCGIFFLAGS]: No such device
> >
> > nl80211 driver initialization failed.
> >
> > rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
> >
> >
> > I'm running:
> >
> > Fedora 12
> >
> > Kernel Linux 2.6.32.14-127.fc12.i686
> >
> >
> >  If it helps I have a Linksys WRTG 54 card that works fine for wireless
> > access to another AP...
> >
>
> Is that the card you are currently trying to use, or is it a different one?
> A
> couple of things you will want to check: ensure that the driver for the
> card you
> are using is properly loaded, whether as a module or in the kernel. If the
> driver is present, make sure that it is properly recognizing the card, and
> assigning it to a device, such as Wlan0. One way to check for this is to
> run
> dmesg | grep -i wlan and see what if anything comes back as a result. The
> other
> thing to check would be actual Netlink support in your kernel, but the
> former is
> currently far more likely.
> > If you provide terminal commands I should be able to wade through this
> > problem.  If you just tell me to tweak my kernel or something to that
> effect
> > - I will get lost.
> >
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Al
> >
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