Has anyone configure HostAPd nl80211 for Fedora 18

Naipaul Ojar naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
Mon May 6 17:58:09 EDT 2013


I think, I have the config file correct ...

# hostapd ./hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf 
Configuration file: ./hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf
Line 5: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
1 errors found in configuration file './hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf'
[root at naipaulpc nojar ]# cat hostapd-naipsHotSpot.conf 
#change wlan0 to your wireless device
interface=wlan0
#driver=iwlwifi
#driver=cfg80211
driver=nl80211
ssid=naipsHotSpot
channel=1

# ./myNetwork.sh 
em1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.0.65  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.0.255
        inet6 fe80::f2de:f1ff:fe67:8474  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
        inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0
        inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>

wc0: flags=4305<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,NOARP,MULTICAST>  mtu 1348
        inet 192.168.189.73  netmask 255.255.255.128  destination 192.168.189.73

wlan0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet 192.168.0.66  netmask 255.255.255.0  broadcast 192.168.0.255
        inet6 fe80::224:d7ff:fec6:5cdc  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>



Best Regards

Naipaul Ojar.
  ~~0~0~0~~


> Subject: Re: Has anyone configure HostAPd nl80211 for Fedora 18
> From: dcbw at redhat.com
> To: naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
> CC: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 16:49:34 -0500
> 
> On Mon, 2013-05-06 at 21:45 +0000, Naipaul Ojar wrote:
> > I did post questions to the same thread, but no responses were provide to later threads. I do appologize for that.
> > 
> > Here is the results for the libnl3-devel.
> > There are no results for libnl3-genl
> 
> You don't actually need a "libnl3-genl" because that library is included
> in the libnl3-devel RPM that you've already go t installed.
> 
> So since I believe you  have everything required already, your build is
> probably fine.  The last thing I said on that thread was:
> 
> ---
> The appropriate hostap driver is "nl80211"
> ---
> 
> Sorry if my reply wasn't clear enough, but what you want to do is use:
> 
> driver=nl80211
> 
> in your hostap config.  The hostap/wpa_supplicant "driver" for the
> hardware you have is called "nl80211", not cfg80211 or iwlwifi.
> 
> Dan
> 
> > #yum install libnl3-devel
> > Package libnl3-devel-3.2.21-1.fc18.x86_64 already installed and latest version
> > Nothing to do
> > 
> > #rpm -qa | grep libnl | sort
> > libnl-1.1-16.fc18.x86_64
> > libnl3-3.2.21-1.fc18.x86_64
> > libnl3-cli-3.2.21-1.fc18.x86_64
> > libnl3-devel-3.2.21-1.fc18.x86_64
> > libnl-devel-1.1-16.fc18.x86_64
> > 
> > 
> > Best Regards
> > 
> > Naipaul Ojar
> >  
> > 
> >   ~~0~0~0~~
> > 
> > 
> > > Subject: Re: Has anyone configure HostAPd nl80211 for Fedora 18
> > > From: dcbw at redhat.com
> > > To: naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
> > > CC: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> > > Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 16:32:17 -0500
> > > 
> > > On Mon, 2013-05-06 at 21:13 +0000, Naipaul Ojar wrote:
> > > > Thanks for posting the response.
> > > > 
> > > > I have taken this approach because I have been responding to the mailing list from 17-23 April and I still do not have an answer. The previous posting was titled :-
> > > >     "Fedora 18, how do I get nl80211 or cfg80211 driver ?‏"
> > > 
> > > Then typically, you reply to the same discussion thread instead of
> > > posting a new one, so that we have context from the discussion.  Then
> > > I'd have known this was the same problem as before.
> > > 
> > > > The last status is:-
> > > > >Hmm...i too faced the same issue. Installing the libnl-3.0 and
> > > > >libnl-genl-3.0 resolved the issue
> > > > >for me.I have 'libnl-3.0' but I have not been able to locate the 'libnl-genl-3.0' library.
> > > 
> > > yum install libnl3-devel
> > > 
> > > is what you need to get the appropriate libraries on Fedora.  That RPM
> > > includes all the development headers and libraries needed to build
> > > software that uses libnl version 3.  For Fedora, typically the
> > > "development headers" packages are the same name as the master package,
> > > plus "-devel" added to the name.
> > > 
> > > Dan
> > > 
> > > > I will provide any answers to any diagnostic question posted to me.
> > > > 
> > > > Best Regards
> > > > 
> > > > Naipaul Ojar
> > > >  
> > > > 
> > > >   ~~0~0~0~~
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > > Subject: Re: Has anyone configure HostAPd nl80211 for Fedora 18
> > > > > From: dcbw at redhat.com
> > > > > To: naipaul_ojar at hotmail.com
> > > > > CC: hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> > > > > Date: Mon, 6 May 2013 12:25:57 -0500
> > > > > 
> > > > > On Mon, 2013-05-06 at 12:59 +0000, Naipaul Ojar wrote:
> > > > > > I have attempted to un-successfully to configure nl80211 for Fedora 18.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I have installed hostapd v2 but I am unable to start the daemon and be able
> > > > > > to connect to the nl80211 driver.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I have attempted v2.0 and earlier versions.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > I am very interested in a working configuration, for Fedora.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Posting logs from hostap about what's going wrong would be a first step.
> > > > > 
> > > > > Dan
> > > > > 
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> > > 
> > > 
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> 
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