wlan0apap ?

Jouni Malinen jkmaline
Sat Jan 6 19:16:43 PST 2007

On Fri, Jan 05, 2007 at 10:53:39PM -0800, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> I finally got the hostap stuff working (again). Mostly I just went through
> and switched all references to 'wlan0' to 'wlan0ap'.


> But one strange thing,
> is that I see that now I have this extra 'wlan0apap' that wasn't there
> before. It seems a bit redundant and silly.

Yes, I don't understand why you added the extra 'ap' into the interface

> It doesn't seem to effect anything, as I'm typing this wirelessly now! Yeah!
> But could someone tell me how to get rid of that if it's not supposed to be
> there?

So what exactly did you change and where?

> But when I set this to just 'wlan0' (default) I get this error when I boot
> up:
>  * Starting hostapd ...
> Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
> ioctl[PRISM2_IOCTL_PRISM2_PARAM]: No such device
> Could not enable hostapd mode for interface wlan0

Looks like your driver is either modified or configured to add an extra
'ap' to the base interface name.. That is not there by default.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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