master mode does not longer remain

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Sep 30 09:34:51 PDT 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 06:09:48PM +0200, Rub?n Gonz?lez wrote:

> :~# iwconfig wlan0 mode master
> and then my PC becomes an AP. but it doesn't stay in this mode for long.
> some seconds later, when I type :~#iwconfig wlan0, I notice that wlan0 has
> turned again into managed mode. my distro is a Debian 4.04 with a 2.6.18
> kernel version with the configuration described at the web page above, and I
> also have the latest versions of hostap drivers and other packages listed.
> can anybody suggest me a way to make the acces point not to return to a
> managed mode?

Do you happen to have any other program running that could periodically
try to use the device as a client? For example, NetworkManager or
wpa_supplicant could change the mode if they are running in the

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