Use hostapd to set master mode?

Christian Lamparter chunkeey
Sun Feb 22 12:52:50 PST 2009

On Sunday 22 February 2009 21:29:28 Grant wrote:
> >> i am plumbing to get an AP with hostapd and nl80211 working too, in my
> >> case with driver p54_pci.
> >> in order to get an interface in master mode, i have to use
> >> # iw phy phy0 interface add myap type __ap
> >> this gets me a seperate virtual interface that i can then use with
> >> hostapd.
> > No you can do this much easier..
> > just load the driver and run hostapd.
> > (Of course you have to set interface=wlan0 (depends on your setup) in hostapd.conf before)
> Thanks to Ahmad, my interface will go into master mode after another
> kernel patch, but I'm getting a new
> error.  Depending on the channel I set in hostapd.conf, I get either:
> "ioctl[SIOCSIFFLAGS]: Operation not permitted"
> or:
> "could not set channel for kernel driver"
> and hostapd fails to start.  Do you know how to fix this?
looks like you need to install CRDA
If your distribution hasn't picked it up already, you can get it from here:

Then you have to set the right country_code= in hostapd.conf
And it should work.


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