Unable to set my channel with hostapd

Jouni Malinen j at w1.fi
Sat Apr 27 15:46:15 EDT 2013

On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 05:53:09PM +0200, Francisco Cuesta wrote:
> I'm facing an issue with hostapd, I want to set some channel of 5Ghz
> band (196 = 4980 MHz). However, am I always retreived the following
> messege
> Configured channel (196) not found from the channel list of current
> mode (2) 802.11a"

Which driver are you using? Which hostapd version? This seems to work at
least with mac80211_hwsim.

> But I don't know why I get this error whether the channel is available
> on the driver (even  it is listed with iw phy1 list) and it is
> supported bythe device. Why doesn't hostapd set it? What "channel
> list" does it refert to?? What is more, I have disabled HTmode since I
> though,that might be one of the reason of that error, but it turned
> out that it wasn't...

Could you please send the output of following commands?

iw reg get
iw list
hostapd -dd your-config-file.conf

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