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From: Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com>
To: Gentoo mailing list <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] Gentoo and Madwifi contradict each other
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 18:33:23
I'm trying to set up ath5k in master mode.  I get this from the hostapd ebuild:

 * In order to use hostapd you need to set up your wireless card
 * for master mode in /etc/conf.d/net and then start
 * /etc/init.d/hostapd.
 * Example configuration:
 * config_wlan0=( "" )
 * channel_wlan0="6"
 * essid_wlan0="test"
 * mode_wlan0="master"

But doing that I get:

ath0 does not support setting the mode to "master"

and madwifi IRC says:

"you can't use iwconfig to set master mode you need to do that with hostapd"

Does anyone know how to reconcile this?

- Grant


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo and Madwifi contradict each other Neil Bothwick <neil@××××××××××.uk>