Unable to use channel

Alan lameventanas at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 03:18:28 EDT 2010


On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Alan <lameventanas at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello people,
>
> I'm trying to set up an access point based on a Broadcom 4318 wifi
> card and Linux.
> After setting up the wlan0 interface I try to start hostapd 0.7.3, but
> it doesn't work:
>
> bash# hostapd -B -P /var/run/hostapd-wlan0.pid /etc/hostapd-wlan0.conf
> Configuration file: /etc/hostapd-wlan0.conf
> Could not set channel for kernel driver
> wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
> rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
>
>
> File /etc/hostapd-wlan0.conf contains:
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd-wlan0
> driver=nl80211
> bridge=br0
> interface=wlan0
> ssid=r6
> hw_mode=g
> ieee80211n=1
> channel=1
> auth_algs=3
> wpa=3
> wpa_passphrase=12345678
> wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> wpa_pairwise=TKIP
> rsn_pairwise=CCMP

I just found out that it works if I set ieee80211n=0.

So here it is, in case anyone else has this problem.

By the way, can anybody recommend me a mini-pci (not pcie) 802.11n
card that works in Linux?

Alan


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