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In this page, they says that we can use the AP mode with the ath5k driver since linux 2.6.31

I am using Ubuntu Karmic with : linux 2.6.31-16-generic

I would like to share my eth0 WAN connection creating a wlan0 LAN. Browsing on the Internet, I saw that we can use hostapd to do that.

The main problem is this command :

$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

How can I make my AP mode working with Karmic ?

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  • I am having the same problem with my MacBook Pro Santa Rose
    – Natim
    Dec 6, 2009 at 7:26

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HostAP is quite particular about the combination of cards and drivers that it can support. Have you tried it with the madwifi drivers instead?

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  • Thanks after a little restart and thinking it works fine ;)
    – Mulot
    Dec 6, 2009 at 7:26
  • How should I install it ?
    – Natim
    Dec 6, 2009 at 7:27

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