How to restart hostapd correctly
Mon Dec 28 11:56:55 PST 2009
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 09:46:23PM +0200, Jar wrote:
> I am currently using hostapd-0.6.9 with prism 2.5 card. When I changed
> the line 'wpa_pairwise=CCMP' to 'wpa_pairwise=CCMP TKIP' in the
> hostapd.conf and then kill hostapd and start it again neither WPA/TKIP
> nor WPA2/AES clients can connect. But if I reboot the whole PC all
> clients can connect perfectly.
As far as hostapd is concerned, it should be enough to just kill the
process and start it again..
> My question is, how to re-start hostapd daemon correctly so that it
> reads the changed .conf file so that clients could connect after that
> change without rebooting.
This sounds like a driver issue to me.. You could try resetting the
driver with iwpriv command (iwpriv wlan0 reset 0; and if that is not
enough, change 0 to 1). Do this after having killed hostapd, but before
starting it again.
Jouni Malinen PGP id EFC895FA
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