nl80211 driver problem

Igor Gueths igueths at lava-net.com
Wed Jul 14 19:57:55 EDT 2010


Hi Alan.
On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 07:36:02PM -0400, Gmail Al wrote:
> I typed this :: dmesg | grep -i wlan
> 

My apologies, those messages looked to come from Wpa_supplicant and not from
Dmesg, at least I have never seen authenticate messages of that sort in there
anyway. Are you ok with compiling things from source? If so, you may want to try
the latest Git Hostap built against the latest Libnl, which can also be gotten
via a different Git repository. 
> Thanks
> 
> Al
> 
> Sent via mobile device
> 
> On Jul 14, 2010, at 7:03 PM, Igor Gueths <igueths at lava-net.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Alan.
> > On Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 02:48:18PM -0400, Alan Jachimiak wrote:
> >> 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
> >> 
> > 
> > What are those debug messages from? It looks like you are able to successfully
> > associate to an AP in managed mode. What command did you type to get said above
> > messages? 
> >> 
> >> 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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> >>> 
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