Hostapd gives error with Madwifi.conf file

maloomnahi at maloomnahi
Tue Sep 11 03:24:30 PDT 2007

Hi Jan,

Thanks for the information. I have tried installing the bridge, but the error now shows as follows: (It has created the br0 port now)

[root at localhost hostapd-0.5.8]# hostapd -ddd hostapd.conf
Configuration file: hostapd.conf
Configure bridge br0 for EAPOL traffic.
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Operation not supported
Could not set interface to master mode!
madwifi driver initialization failed.
eth0: Unable to setup interface.
Flushing old station entries
Deauthenticate all stations
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory

Can anyone tell me is it the .config problem or AR5212 PCI card interface problem?


----- Original Message -----
From: Jan Ceuleers <jan.ceuleers at>
To: hostap at
Sent: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 13:17:03 +0530 (IST)
Subject: Re: Hostapd gives error with Madwifi.conf file

maloomnahi at wrote:
 > [root at localhost hostapd-0.5.8]# brctl addbr br0
 > -bash: brctl: command not found

Install the bridge utilities then. On Ubuntu, this is done thusly:

apt-get install bridge-utils

Cheers, Jan
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