Use hostapd to set master mode?

Jouni Malinen j
Sat Feb 21 12:24:53 PST 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 10:45:36AM -0800, Grant wrote:

> I'm being told in #madwifi that I need to use hostapd to set master
> mode with ath5k since iwconfig gives me:
> ath0 does not support setting the mode to "master"
> I've always set master mode with iwconfig and then started hostapd to
> control authentication.  How can I use hostapd to set master mode?

By starting it.. Just set driver=nl80211 in hostapd.conf and hostapd
takes care of the details.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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