Support for intel 6300 AGN, hostapd 1.0-3 Fedora 18

Naipaul Ojar naipaul_ojar at
Tue Apr 16 20:54:29 EDT 2013

I want to configure a hotspot on my laptop using hostapd and I have the following configuration:-

1) lspci -k | grep -A 3 -i "network"
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21ce
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 35)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 AGN
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

2) modinfo iwlwifi | grep depend
depends:        cfg80211

3) uname -r
 - Fedora does not have the kernel or header files to support hostapd v2.0, without the netlink header files.
  CC  ../src/drivers/driver_hostap.c
../src/drivers/driver_nl80211.c:19:31: fatal error: netlink/genl/genl.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [../src/drivers/driver_nl80211.o] Error 1

4) cat hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
#change wlan0 to your wireless device

5) rpm -qa | grep hostapd

When I run the command:-
sudo hostapd ~/hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
Configuration file: /home/nojar/hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
Line 3: invalid/unknown driver 'iwlwifi'
1 errors found in configuration file '/home/nojar/hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf'

I was quite surprised to see that other users have gotten this device to work.

Can anyone point out what I am doing wrong.

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