"Hardware does not support configured mode" on AR9285 / ath9k

Peter Michelis peter.michelis
Sun Dec 13 10:29:55 PST 2009

Thank you very very very ... (100 x) very much :-)

This helped and  for now everything works fine!

Thanks again and bye!

Jouni Malinen schrieb:
> On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 05:41:27PM +0100, Peter Michelis wrote:
>> I am trying to build an access point with an Atheros AR9285 Card. The 
>> lspci-id is 168c:002b (rev 01).
>> I am using an Ubuntu Distribution with the shipped kernel 
>> 2.6.31-16-generic-pae and hostapd 0.6.9.
> I would recommend using hostapd 0.7.0 or a snapshot from the
> development branch when using any mac80211-based driver like ath9k.
>> I configured the hostapd to use the nl80211 driver.  When I start 
>> hostapd on the wlan0 interface with "hostapd -d hostapd.conf" i get:
>> Hardware does not support configured mode
>> wlan0: IEEE 802.11 Hardware does not support configured mode (2)
>> Could not select hw_mode and channel. (-1)
> How did you configure the channel in hostapd.conf (both hw_mode and
> channel values)? Based on the "(2)" there, it looks like you tried to
> use 5 GHz band (hw_mode=a) and the driver did not allow AP mode
> operation on the channel. You can use "iw list" to get a list of
> channels that the driver reports as supported (AP mode cannot currently
> be enabled on channels that require radar detection or do not allow
> IBSS/Beaconing). I would assume that you will have better luck if you
> were to start with 2.4 GHz band (hw_mode=g and channel 1..11).

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