I'm running raspian and am attempting to use my Raspberry Pi to establish an AP using
dnsmasq. So far, I can't get
hostapd to work. The relevant
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:8172 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8191SU 802.11n WLAN Adapter
I've also tried using another adapter, with the RT5372 chipset, and same error.
My hostapd.conf file in /etc/hostapd/ is
interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ssid=MyPiAP hw_mode=g channel=6 ieee80211n=1 wmm_enabled=1 #ht_capab=[HT40][SHORT-GI-20][DSSS_CCK-40] macaddr_acl=0 auth_algs=1 #ignore_broadcast_ssid=0 wpa=2 wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK wpa_passphrase=MyWifiPassword rsn_pairwise=CCMP
When I run sudo hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf, I get
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan0 disabled_11b_rates=0 nl80211 driver initialization failed. wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED wlan0: AP-DISABLED hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started
Any ideas about what could be causing this? Are these chipsets that can't host APs?