Can't get hostapd to work with madwifi
kimjohnsson at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 09:42:38 EDT 2006
I have successfully installed madwifi 0.9.2 on my slackware 10.1 computer.
I've tested it and it works fine. I do however want encryption, which is why
I downloaded hostapd. The problem is, whenever I try to start it, it give me
root at Athena:/files/temp/hostapd-0.4.9# hostapd /etc/hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd.conf
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Invalid argument
Could not set interface to master mode!
madwifi driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
I've tried several configurations, including ones found on the net which the
posters claim should work. The latest one I tried is this:
The hostapd.accept and hostapd.wpa_psk files exist and use the correct
I've googled a lot about this, but I haven't found anything useful. I
apprieciate any help you can give me.
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