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How to run AR6103 Wifi in access point mode on a i.mx6 quad SABRE board ?

Question asked by Otto Blom on Apr 22, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2015 by neal bush

Hi There,

 

I have wifi working in managed mode, so I can connect to existing access points w/o problems. Now I'm looking to turn the board into an access point, but have not had any luck so far. The driver used is the one from AR6kSDK.build_3.1_RC.563 (ar6000.ko). When I start up hostapd 1.1 the following happens

 

root@freescale /tmp$ hostapd  hostapd.cfg -d

random: Trying to read entropy from /dev/random

Configuration file: hostapd.cfg

Add Filter 0 = 01:00:5e:00:00:01

Could not open file /sys/class/net/wlan0/phy80211/name: No such file or directory

netlink: Operstate: linkmode=0, operstate=6

nl80211: Set mode ifindex 4 iftype 2 (STATION)

nl80211: Failed to set interface 4 to mode 2: -19 (No such device)

nl80211: Try mode change after setting interface down

nl80211: Set mode ifindex 4 iftype 2 (STATION)

nl80211: Failed to set interface 4 to mode 2: -19 (No such device)

nl80211: Interface mode change to 2 from 0 failed

nl80211 driver initialization failed.

rmdir[ctrl_interface]: No such file or directory


My hostapd config file looks like -


root@freescale /tmp$ cat hostapd.cfg

interface=wlan0

ctrl_interface=wlan0

ssid=default

auth_algs=1

ignore_broadcast_ssid=0

max_num_sta=8

beacon_int=100

dtim_period=1

wpa=2

wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK

wpa_pairwise=CCMP

wpa_passphrase=123456789

channel=11

preamble=0

wpa_group_rekey=3600


iwconfig reports -


root@freescale /tmp$ iwconfig

lo        no wireless extensions.iwioctl: cmd=0x8b03 not allowed in this mode

eth0      no wireless extensions.

iwioctl: cmd=0x8b1d not allowed in this mode

iwioctl: cmd=0x8b23 not allowed in this mode

iwioctl: cmd=0x8b25 not allowed in this mode

wlan0     AR6000 802.11ng  Nickname:""

          NWID:off/any  Mode:Managed  Bit Rate:1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=0 dBm  

          Sensitivity=0/3 

          Retry:on   RTS thr=0 B   Fragment thr=0 B  

          Encryption key:off

          Power Management:on

          Link Quality:255/94  Signal level:-96 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm

          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0

          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

 

 

I am using the L3.0.35_4.1.0 Linux BSP. Any ideas on what could be going  on ?

 

Thanks,

 

/Otto

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