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bigal666 11-10-2012 05:29 PM

Hostapd with Asus PCE-N15 (RTL8188CE) - Access Point with Centos 5.8
 
Hello.

Im trying to setup my Centos 5.8 as Access Point for my local network. The wifi card i have is Asus PCE-N15.

$lspci
04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)


Seems is properly detected and working:

$iwconfig
wlan0 802.11bgn ESSID:"clevwifi" Nickname:"rtl8192CE"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate=65 Mb/s
Retry:on RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level=-256 dBm Noise level=-100 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0



I also setup the bridge:

$ifconfig
br0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 10:BF:48:4B:0A:F5
inet addr:192.168.1.200 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::12bf:48ff:fe4b:af5/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:5745 (5.6 KiB)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:7D:2B:2E:14
inet addr:192.168.0.200 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:7dff:fe2b:2e14/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:121378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:46473 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:75792358 (72.2 MiB) TX bytes:7324899 (6.9 MiB)
Interrupt:58 Base address:0xc000

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 10:BF:48:4B:0A:F5
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:66 Base address:0xec00

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:155 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:11318 (11.0 KiB) TX bytes:11318 (11.0 KiB)

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 30:85:A9:F3:3A:35
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:185 Memory:ffffc20000040000-ffffc20000040100


Until this point, i think everything looks ok.
My problem start when i try to run hostapd.

This is my hostapd.conf:

interface=wlan0
bridge=br0
driver=nl80211
logger_syslog=-1
logger_syslog_level=2
logger_stdout=-1
logger_stdout_level=2
dump_file=/tmp/hostapd.dump
ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
ctrl_interface_group=0
ssid=wifiname
hw_mode=g
channel=1
beacon_int=100
dtim_period=2
max_num_sta=255
rts_threshold=2347
fragm_threshold=2346
macaddr_acl=1
accept_mac_file=/etc/hostapd/hostapd.accept
deny_mac_file=/etc/hostapd/hostapd.deny
auth_algs=1
ignore_broadcast_ssid=0
wmm_enabled=1
wmm_ac_bk_cwmin=4
wmm_ac_bk_cwmax=10
wmm_ac_bk_aifs=7
wmm_ac_bk_txop_limit=0
wmm_ac_bk_acm=0
wmm_ac_be_aifs=3
wmm_ac_be_cwmin=4
wmm_ac_be_cwmax=10
wmm_ac_be_txop_limit=0
wmm_ac_be_acm=0
wmm_ac_vi_aifs=2
wmm_ac_vi_cwmin=3
wmm_ac_vi_cwmax=4
wmm_ac_vi_txop_limit=94
wmm_ac_vi_acm=0
wmm_ac_vo_aifs=2
wmm_ac_vo_cwmin=2
wmm_ac_vo_cwmax=3
wmm_ac_vo_txop_limit=47
wmm_ac_vo_acm=0
eapol_key_index_workaround=0
eap_server=0
wpa=2
wpa_passphrase=wifipassword
wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
wpa_pairwise=CCMP
rsn_pairwise=CCMP
wpa_group_rekey=600
wpa_gmk_rekey=86400



When i try to run hostapd to start working as Access Point i get the following error, where i m stuked already for several days and i really dont know what else i can do.

# /usr/local/bin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Line 4: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
1 errors found in configuration file '/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf'


Im not sure what driver i should use with hostapd. Im afraid my wifi card is not supported? Do i have to compile another different driver for my card?
i would really apreciate any help, because i fell quite lost in this point.

Thanks a lot for your help.

markush 11-20-2012 02:40 PM

Hello bigal666, welcome to LQ,

We have a Howto here: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:net...s_access_point

I would suppose that you should comment the bridge line out, it is not necessary.

Markus


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