Access Point in Ubuntu 8.04

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drcode

18-06-2008 14:19:03

Hi All

I have install Ubuntu 8.04 with kerenl 2.6.22-16-generic , I use rt61 .

I want to make this card run has AccessPoint.

1. I have download the last rt2x00 driver ( I read that It's the only way to use AccessPoint).
2. I have download the last HOSTAPD with support to nl80211.

When I try to load HOSTAPD with driver=nl80211 I get message no such driver.

What I need to do so my RT61 will work as AccessPoint (iwconfig wlan0 mode master)?

I can't find any updated tut. that expline step by step what I need to do?

Thanx
Gadi

andrey

18-06-2008 23:14:10

I don't think that the hostapd that is in the 8.04 repositories is new enough. In my case, it worked when I built the latest version from source (git clone it, there are instructions on the hostapd website). Before building it, change the .config to enable nl80211 (ie set "CONFIG_DRIVER_NL80211=y")

That said, AP mode isn't working for me because beaconing isn't working[/url8ptz75to] at the driver or hardware with the device I'm using. It would be interesting to know if it works for you once you have hostapd working.

Voyd

19-06-2008 09:36:19

That said, AP mode isn't working for me because beaconing isn't working[/url26gbrtnw] at the driver or hardware with the device I'm using. It would be interesting to know if it works for you once you have hostapd working.[/quote26gbrtnw]

FWIW, I was able to get a usable AP going with rt73usb from rt2x00.git, and hostap.git - as long as I configured it to be open.

I have not been able to get it running with WPA. The problem there appears to lie with the TX status of management frames not being delivered correctly.

IvD

22-06-2008 13:25:54

Perhaps interesting

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4859

andrey

26-06-2008 18:39:47

That said, AP mode isn't working for me because beaconing isn't working[/url2vra56tz] at the driver or hardware with the device I'm using. It would be interesting to know if it works for you once you have hostapd working.[/quote2vra56tz]

FWIW, I was able to get a usable AP going with rt73usb from rt2x00.git, and hostap.git - as long as I configured it to be open.

I have not been able to get it running with WPA. The problem there appears to lie with the TX status of management frames not being delivered correctly.[/quote2vra56tz]

Hmm, can you give more details? You see the AP when scanning from another interface and can associate to it? Can you sniff traffic on the air and see beacons from the rt73usb device? Which device do you have?

Mine is an RT2571WF and I see a few probe responses but no beacons. The driver seems to set up beaconing, but nothing makes it out on the air. If yours works, I'd like to know about what's different as it might help me troubleshoot this. Thanks!

Voyd

29-06-2008 09:55:09

FWIW, I was able to get a usable AP going with rt73usb from rt2x00.git, and hostap.git - as long as I configured it to be open.

I have not been able to get it running with WPA. The problem there appears to lie with the TX status of management frames not being delivered correctly.[/quote259m4dlp]

Hmm, can you give more details? You see the AP when scanning from another interface and can associate to it? Can you sniff traffic on the air and see beacons from the rt73usb device? Which device do you have?

Mine is an RT2571WF and I see a few probe responses but no beacons. The driver seems to set up beaconing, but nothing makes it out on the air. If yours works, I'd like to know about what's different as it might help me troubleshoot this. Thanks![/quote259m4dlp]

Well... I thought I had it all running with WPA2 and everything after using the thread IvD linked to as a guide, but now I am getting nothing. Not even the SSID is being sent out. I am seeing a lot of "MGMT (TX callback) fail" messages in hostapd debug output.

I guess this is due to a regression in the latest mac80211/rt2x00 code changes but have not been able to confirm that as yet.