Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#172 closed defect (invalid)

hostapd - does not work

Reported by: edgrootjans@… Owned by: amain
Priority: critical Milestone: milestone:
Component: other Version: 2.0
Severity: severity 1 Keywords: hostapd


When I try to start hostapd, i see nothing happening

In /etc/default if looked if hostapd is enabled.
In /etc/hostapd i have checked all config files and changed wlan0 to wl0 (because i have a wl0 interface and not a wlan0 interface)
In init.d i did see a check for kernelversion 2.6.
I disabled this. (see check)

If i try to start hostapd, i get two messages:

nl80211:'nl80211' generic netlink not found. and
hostapdrmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory.

Any ideas?

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comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by edgrootjans@…

Because i thougt Maybe hostapd does not work with the wl0 interface.
I changed in /etc/init.d/hostapd and in /etc/hostapd/hostapd-nokey.conf all wl0 back to wlan0. And I did a:

ifconfig wl0 down
/sbin/ip link set dev wl0 name wlan0
ifconfig wlan0 up

More output:

hostapd -B /etc/hostapd/hostapd-nokey.conf
Configure file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd-nokey.conf
nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found
nl80211 driver initialization failed
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by edgrootjans@…

If I try to install libnl1
I get an error deleting files and a broken link
I have to use apt-get -f install to get things right again, but still without the package.
In libnl1 there should be nl80211, which is needed bij hosatpd.
I also can't get an update off iw and hostapd, these are hold because of dependenciesproblems.
(I use rev314)

I should expect libnl1 was installed by default.

comment:3 Changed 12 years ago by amain

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi Erik, wl0 is a wireless interface created by the proprietary broadcom driver. See, the forum and trac tickets for more information on how to get networking going on broadcom based devices. Also more and more information is getting available, unfortunately not yet structured enough :-)

e.g. hostapd doesn't work on broadcom proprietary will need nas...but again search the forum, wiki, etc.

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