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imx7 hostapd headache

Question asked by Edward Tyrrell on Sep 28, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 5, 2016 by Edward Tyrrell


I'm using an imx7sabresd with Yocto 4.1.15 ( Jethro ) with the hostapd package version 2.4 and despite many hours it's still not showing up as an access-point. I've followed many set-ups but still no AP, the AP "looks" like its trying to work.

A few strange things: 1 - all the documentation and web forums speak of /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf and etc/default/hostapd  my Yocto build has neither directory only /etc/hostapd.conf.


I have confirmed and tested wlan0 and can do an 'iw' scan for other APs etc, When hostapd runs I get the following output:


root@imx7dsabresd:~# hostapd /etc/hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd.conf
rfkill: Cannot open RFKILL contro

Dongle Host Driver, version 1.141.88 (r)
Compiled from
l device
wl_android_wifi_on in
mmc1: queuing unknown CIS tuple 0x80 (2 bytes)
mmc1: queuing unknown CIS tuple 0x80 (7 bytes)
mmc1: queuing unknown CIS tuple 0x80 (6 bytes)
F1 signature OK, socitype:0x1 chip:0x4339 rev:0x1 pkg:0x0
DHD: dongle ram size is set to 786432(orig 786432) at 0x180000
dhdsdio_write_vars: Download, Upload and compare of NVRAM succeeded.
dhd_bus_init: enable 0x06, ready 0x06 (waited 0us)
Firmware up: op_mode=0x0005, MAC=00:ae:fa:c7:82:19
Firmware version = wl0: Feb 17 2016 12:06:31 version (r614533)
dhd_wlfc_init(): successfully enabled bdcv2 tlv signaling, 79
dhd_wlfc_init(): wlfc_mode=0x0, ret=-23
wl_create_event_handler(): thread:wl_event_handler:1cc started
CFG80211-ERROR) wl_event_handler : tsk Enter, tsk = 0xa860143c
CFG80211-ERROR) wl_cfg80211_del_station : Disconnect STA : ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff scb_val.val 3
Using interface wlan0 with hwaddrCFG80211-ERROR) check_dev_role_integrity : 00:ae:fa:c7:82:19 and ssid "GOMOJO"

device role select failed
wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->ENABLED


The only this that looks possibly wrong is: device role select failed. According to forums I do the following:

"...find the line #DAEMON_CONF="" and replace it with DAEMON_CONF="/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf"

Again no such directory on my imx7 ( only /etc/hostapd.conf )

Some help on this would greatly be appreciated!!