Can't add wlan0 to br0

Kacper kacper
Mon Jan 11 08:45:42 PST 2010

After further testing I have concluded that you can only add the
wireless interface into a bridge after hostapd has started. Why is
that and how can it be fixed?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Kacper <kacper at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I seem unable to add wlan0 to the bridge br0, I get a strange error
> "Can't add wlan0 to br0: Operation not permitted", however after boot
> and start of hostadp adding wlan0 to the bridge works. I'm adding the
> bridge using /etc/network/interfaces in debian lenny.
> Debian Lenny
> Kernel 2.6.33-rc3
> ath5k

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