'iw list' & correct driver

Arend van Spriel arend at broadcom.com
Wed Oct 16 08:29:30 EDT 2013

On 10/16/2013 01:29 PM, Larry Finger wrote:
> On 10/16/2013 03:34 AM, Arend van Spriel wrote:
>> On 10/16/2013 12:15 AM, Dan Williams wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2013-10-15 at 13:28 -0700, eMyListsDDg wrote:
>>>> on my raspberrypi i have wifi working using this driver,
>>>> driver=rtl871xdrv
>>>> when issuing 'iw list' command i get this returned:   "nl80211 not
>>>> found"
>>>> what do i need to config so i can get the "iw" toolset to work?
>>> Build your kernel with CONFIG_CFG80211, which enables nl80211 support.
>>> That doesn't mean your wifi driver supports cfg80211/nl80211 though, so
>>> it still may not work.  But that's what happens for
>>> out-of-tree-drivers :(
>> It probably uses wireless extensions, which gives a bad taste in my mouth
>> everytime I say it. But you can use iwconfig/iwlist commands. Not sure
>> exactly
>> what chipset you have, but there may be a in-tree-driver these days
>> (added Larry
>> for that).
> Sorry, this message has so little info that I have no idea what device
> is being discussed, and there is no indication that this thread is in
> any archive.

Sorry, Larry

The email address hostap at lists.shmoo.com is the mailing list for 
hostapd/wpa_supplicant. The initial question referenced to driver called 
rtl871xdrv which I (wrongly?) took for being a realtek device.


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