Problem starting hostapd
Thu May 15 00:41:27 PDT 2003
I am trying to set up a wireless access point using hostap. I am running
this on a Debian Linux machine (using the supplied .deb files from sid)
and I am using kernel 2.4.20. The wireless cards are Senao cards.
I have built the kernel modules, and I can use the wireless card in
ad-hoc mode to talk to another machine which is running using the
ordinary orinoco(_cs) drivers.
So I want to move to managed mode. So I use iwconfig to set the mode
and then I tried to start hostapd. I am using a supplied hostapd.conf
file from the .deb file. This specifies that I am using wlan0 which is
quite correct (at least I can iwconfig and ifconfig wlan0 successfully).
When I start hostapd, even with -dd as an option, it comes back with
just two lines:-
ioctl(SIOCGIFINDEX): No such device
ioctl[SIOCGIFINDEX]: No such device
and that is it.
Nowwhere, even with -dd, does it tell me which device it is trying
to access, or what it is trying to do with it.
Anyone got any ideas.
I have yet to find a hostap howto, which may be part of my problem.
Are there setup stages I need to have gone through first?
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