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Hi everybody ! I Got a problem, I attempt to setup a wifi-network based on IPv6 standard with WPA2 encryption for my school project. I am using hosted to make ...
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    Setup IPv6 Wi-FI Hostapd nl80211 problem


    Hi everybody !

    I Got a problem, I attempt to setup a wifi-network based on IPv6 standard with WPA2 encryption for my school project. I am using hosted to make this but I stuck with a problem for some weeks now

    When i start hosted with a basic configuration file like this :

    interface=wlan1
    driver=nl80211
    ssid=test
    hw_mode=g
    channel=6
    macadr_acl=0
    auth_algs=1
    ignore_broadcast_ssid=0
    wpa=3
    wpa_passphrase=Bonjour1234
    wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
    wpa_pairwise=TKIP
    rsn_pariwisz=CCMP

    I Got the following error message :

    nl80211 ; Could not configure driver mode
    nl80211 driver initialization failed
    hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan1 wasn't started

    I update debian kernel from 2.6 to 3.13.3 and add all wireless modules when i did "make menuconfig ". Then I did make && make install && make modules_install && reboot"

    After reboot I got another problem :

    nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found
    Failed to initialize driver 'nl80211'
    hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan1 wasn't started

    I don't know how can I fix this problem. This project have to be done for Tuesday so if anyone could help me it will be very great

    Thank's for your help !

    PS : Sorry i my english is bad (I'm french and not bilingual )

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    Nothing like leaving homework and school projects for the last minute, is there? I suspect your professor was not very pleased with you...
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