Hostapd and ath9k - AP not working

Jouni Malinen j
Tue Mar 24 06:51:08 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 03:07:36AM -0700, Helena Zhang wrote:

> I've been trying to set up hostapd with ath9k driver but it's not working.
> I'm using kernel cross compiled for powerpc. Ath9k in station mode
> works fine, but other stations do not see the ap when I set it up in ap
> mode.
> my hostapd.conf:
> interface=wlan0
> driver=nl80211
> ssid=test

Please add hw_mode and channel parameters to make sure the AP ends up on
a channel that your clients can see.

> Which looks normal. The one issue is that the essid is not set to 'test' and
> remains blank when I run iwconfig.

Could you please send iwconfig output if the addition of hw_mode and
channel does not resolve the problem?

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