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Old 07-23-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
mohtashim12
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ERROR: nl80211 driver initialization failed


i am following this tutorial to install hostapd. in 'configur hostapd' section, when i run sudo hostapd -d /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf for testing, it gives following error:

Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
ctrl_interface_group=0
nl80211: Could not add multicast membership for scan events: -2 (No such file or directory)
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory


my OS is CentOS6.7 with device Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
i searched google yet could not understand properly what it means like scan events? -2? and how to solve this issue???
 
Old 07-23-2017, 05:20 PM   #2
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https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1259870

Update your kernel or remove multicast configuration from hostapd.
 
Old 07-31-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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update your kernel solve the issue...thanks
 
  


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