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I have successfully installed madwifi 0.9.2 on my slackware 10.1 computer. I've tested it and it works fine. I do however want encryption, which is why I downloaded hostapd. The problem is, whenever I try to start it, it give me this output:
root@Athena:/files/temp/hostapd-0.4.9# hostapd /etc/hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd.conf
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Invalid argument
Could not set interface to master mode!
madwifi driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory
I've tried several configurations, including ones found on the net which the posters claim should work. The latest one I tried is this:
The hostapd.accept and hostapd.wpa_psk files exist and use the correct syntax.
I've googled a lot about this, but I haven't found anything useful. I apprieciate any help you can give me.
*edit* I solved it. I forgot to set the vap to master mode.
Last edited by freelancer42; 09-08-2006 at 10:32 AM.