Ubuntu Networking :: How To Change Wireless Card To Master Mode

May 7, 2010

I am using ubuntu 9.10 on my desktop having a belkin wireless usb card. I want to change the mode of it to master mode. How can I do it?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Change Wireless Card To Master Mode?

Apr 24, 2010

I am running ubuntu 9.04 in my laptop. I want to change the wireless card mode of my laptop to master mode so that it can work like a access point.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Change Wireless Mode On Network Card?

Apr 4, 2011

I would like to change wireless mode on my network card. When i type in iwconfig in terminal so i get abg I would like to have only a mode active. How do i do?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Cannot Set Wireless Mode To Master

Aug 6, 2010

Code:
root@Atlantis:~# iwconfig wlan0 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.
root@Atlantis:~# iwconfig wlan1 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
SET failed on device wlan1 ; Invalid argument.
All other modes except secondary work fine.

The wireless cards are both PCI, a Netgear WG311v1 and a Linksys WMP54Gv4.1, though I'm not sure which is which.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Buying USB Wireless For Master Mode & Question About Antenna?

Jul 28, 2011

I've searched for too many days and nights so many information went through my head. I want to buy a usb wireless which support master mode. (not monitor mode) Now I'm interested in Alfa AWUS036NEH. I like it because it is small an have a long antenna strong 1000mW. signal. (AWUS036H is a little bit big for me) However from what i have read AWUS036NEH is not supported in master mode (softAP)(or may be supported but with hostapd, but again some forum said it doesn't support and some say it does... Totally confused.) -> Actually AWUS036NEH is not expensive but I don't want to invest in something i'm not sure about so I won't buy it until I really know if it works. So I switch to find out what is for sure

1. supported in master mode in Ubuntu

2. Have a long antenna (like 5" or something. I have no idea about hardware but I think longer antenna should send signal more further)

3. small (about normal USB size don't count antenna)

Sadly I only find Alfa AWUS036NEH the only option for me , the others has no brand. However TL-WN722N is what most likely to fit. Only it has a shorter antenna. Can i replace the antenna with a longer one (with some others brand) by myself? (TL-WN722N can use master mode in kernel 3.0 ? already ? some say it should but i've not seen one that stated clearly) Ahh I think the above is totally messed up. I will make long story short.

1. Is AWUS036H or AWUS036NEH support master mode in ubuntu ? (if yes with hostapd or something?)

2. Is TL-WN722N or TL-WN722NC can work in master mode in Ubuntu ? (if yes with hostapd or something?)

3.Can I replace the original antenna with a longer one ?(with other brand or same brand) Will the signal be stronger?

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General :: 802.11n PCI/(USB Okay, Not Preferred) Card That Can Do AP/master Mode

May 19, 2011

I am looking for a 802.11n wireless card that Linux supports that can be dropped into AP/master mode.

I would prefer PCI, but USB would be tolerable, just not preferred.

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Debian Configuration :: Turning Wireless Interface Into Master Mode?

May 25, 2011

i am wanting to turn my Debian box into a wireless AP, but for some unknown reason the wireless card won't switch into master mode when i run the command #iwconfig wlan1 mode master i get this Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06): SET failed on device wlan1 ; Invalid argument. what does this mean and what do i need to configure/install to get it to work my wirless card is supported i checked it's a zydas chipset using the zd1211rw driver SMC EZ Connect SMCWUSB-G [URL]

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Ubuntu Networking :: How To Change Pm Mode For Wireless On Battery

Oct 31, 2010

Hardware: Vostro 3500, BCM4353Ubuntu 10.10Today I decided to test uptime on battery. But when I started using battery I noticed that internet connection is very slow(around 1-4 KB/s, normally ~128KB/s).I used Code:iwpriv eth1 set_pm 0(pm = power mode? And what means this parameter 0, 1 and 2?)and everything seems to be ok now.And my question is - where can I edit which power mode settings for wifi are used on battery?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Card Wont Stay On Monitor Mode!?

Dec 9, 2010

Running Ubuntu 10.10 on Hp Mini 1030nr My wireless card is a Broadcom BCM4312. I have the b43 driver installed. When I disable networking I can change to monitor mode but then it changes back to manage mode when I enable networking again. I tried using airmonNG but it;s not working.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Setting RTL8187 To Master Mode?

Jan 31, 2010

When I try to set my Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187 Wireless Adapter to master mode I get the following error.

Code:
$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :

SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument. Is this the result of a driver or hardware incapability?

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Fedora Networking :: How To Set Ath9k In Master Mode In F11

Apr 9, 2010

Anybody have any idea that how to set the ath9k in master mode in fedora 11. I am unable to set the same.
I am using the D-Link DWA556 card using the kernel built in ath9k.Find below the output I got while setting up it in master mode sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master.Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.Does that mean that master mode is not supported?Also Want the information if there is any separate community or development group for ath9k development and download the source of same except linuxwireless.com.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Getting Master Mode To Work With Asus 167g V3

Mar 12, 2011

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 and try to get my wifi to work in master mode. The dongle is a Asus 167g v3 and I'm using the rtl8192SU driver. I can connect to a network or put the dongle in Ad-hoc mode without a problem. It's when I try to put in master mode some problem occurs. When I do:

Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan1 essid test mode master
This is the output I'm getting:
Code:
wlan1 unassociated Nickname:"rtl_wifi"
Mode:Master Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0

[Code].....

The dongle is in master mode but it fails to assign a SSID. I also tried to set it up in /etc/network/interfaces but the result is always the same... No SSID

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Networking :: Master Mode On AR928X Using Ath9k Driver?

Sep 18, 2009

I am trying to get my wireless card working in master mode. I am running Jaunty server 2.6.28-11 x86_64. I have compiled hostapd with nl80211 enabled. The interface is using ath9k. I have tried to compile compat-wireless with this patch. However IEEE80211_IF_TYPE_AP was undefined along with IEEE80211_IF_TYPE_VLAN. In addition the latest version of compat-wireless needs to be patched for kernels < 2.6.31 with this. However when using this patch IRQ_WAKE_THREAD is still undefined.

I have got to this message:

Code:

$ sudo hostapd /home/jophish/.hostapd.conf
Configuration file: /home/jophish/.hostapd.conf
Failed to set interface wlan0 to master mode.

[code].....

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Networking :: USB Adapter With Support For Iwconfig Mode Master?

Nov 8, 2010

I'm looking for a USB adapter with driver support for running the interface in master mode.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Hostapd - Failed To Set Interface WLAN0 To Master Mode

May 15, 2011

I try to set-up an Access point using ubuntu 11.04. I am using the minimal configuration file from [URL] together with a TP-Link TL-WN422G (Atheros chipset). I've installed the linux-backports-net-natty-generic drivers. But when trying to start hostapd I always get this output:

Code:
# hostapd -dd -K test.conf
Configuration file: test.conf
Failed to set interface wlan0 to master mode.
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
ELOOP: remaining socket: sock=5 eloop_data=0x9b9440 user_data=(nil) handler=0x43d980
I have also disabled the network-manager for this device by adding this to /etc/network/interfaces:

Code:
iface wlan0 inet manual
cat test.conf:

Code:
interface=wlan0
driver=nl80211
ssid=test
channel=1
lsusb says:

Code:
...
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:1006 Atheros Communications, Inc. TP-Link TL-WN422G v2 802.11g [Atheros AR9271]
...
lsmo: .....

Code:
Linux magnet 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:24 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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Ubuntu Networking :: TP-Link Wifi USB Adapter: Cannot Setup It In Master Mode To Use PC As A Router

Jun 10, 2010

I got two issues with my wifi usb adapter:

1) it cannot see any networks around
2) i cannot setup it in master mode to use my PC as a router

As far as i can see, the device is recognized and the correct driver (rt73usb) is loaded. I was able to connect to a laptop somehow (the laptop could see other networks and the adapter's PC-to-PC network). I'd like to make it work as a router, i.e. share my internet connection (eth0) via wlan0. Here is what i have:

Code:
Ubuntu 10.04
Linux 2.6.32-22-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jun 3 19:31:57 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
TP-Link TL-WN321G wifi usb adapter as seen as
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 148f:2573 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter
$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
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Ubuntu Networking :: Install D-link Dwl-g520 H/w:A1 In Master Mode With Madwifi Drivers?

May 18, 2011

i try to install my d-link dwl-g520 h/w:A1 in master mode with madwifi drivers but:

$ lshw
*-network:1
description: Wireless interface
product: Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:00:05.0

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Ubuntu Networking :: D-link DWA-552 Master Mode On 10.04 - File Transfers Or Bandwidth Consuming Processes

May 20, 2010

after successfully configuring the dwa-552 to work in master mode in ubuntu 10.04 (ath9k driver) I ran some file transfer tests. The download speed is very good (~50mbps) but the upload speed spikes at about 10-20mbps for the first few KB and then it's nonexistent (0-1kbps). This only affects file transfers or otherwise bandwidth consuming processes. Normal web browsing or ssh is not affected. After running a speedtest of my internet connection which is routed through the AP I could upload to the internet with 1mbps which is my inet connection maximum so apparently this is not affected. Tried the same file transfers with netcat to eliminate any other factors and had the same problem. dmesg and hostapd debug did not report anything unusual

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May 25, 2011

Can you "split" a network interface in Ubuntu, similar to how airmon-ng lets you use your wireless card in managed and monitor mode, by making another interface out of the same hardware? I know it'd be slower, but I'd still like to do it.

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Debian Hardware :: Wireless N Card Capable Of "master" Find One?

May 15, 2010

I'm looking into assembling a debian based router/firewall system. Fortunately there is a great deal of documentation available on this subject, so I am confident the project is viable. I'm a bit stumped regarding a wireless card though, especially since I'd like to use a desktop form factor rather than one of the laptop style slots. At present, I'm going with a mini-itx board that has a couple of wired nics and a pci-e x4 expansion slot (supermicro's x7spa-h). So, I can connect an access point to one of the nics and that's job done. In the interests of having one fewer box to find space for, I'd like to use a pci-e card as a (wireless n) access point. To do this I need one capable of working as a "master", rather than only as a "client".

Google suggested D-link's dwa-556. Linuxwireless.org suggests the D-link DWA-556 uses ath9k. It also thinks the ath9k driver is capable of operating as an access point. Can I take this to mean that the DWA-556 will be usable as an access point? If so, all is well, and I may go forth and find any card that uses a driver marked AP capable. If not, say because it's a hardware limitation, how do I go about finding a card that'll do what I want it to?

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Hardware :: Can't Put Atheros Based Wireless Card Into Monitor Mode

Mar 25, 2009

I like to test my network often. Until recently, I've been doing so on my old Ubuntu 6.06 laptop... the problem is It's too slow (1.06 GHz single Core ), and old, (designed for Win 2000) to really be effective any more. So, recently I bought a new laptop...one with a Dual core Processor, and twice the speed. Anyway, I'm running Fedora Core 10 X86_64 on it. My problem is as follows:

Although I do have MadWifi installed, for some reason, I still can't put my Atheros based Netgear WPN511 into monitor mode. (in the Network configuration window, it says "Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+" I'm not sure what it means but I'll put it in in case it helps) does MadWifi not work with Fedora? if not, is there a Fedora 10 (X86_64) alternative?

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Hardware :: USB Wifi With Master Mode?

Jan 6, 2010

I'm looking for a USB wifi which supports master mode, 11n modulation, 5GHz band (with master and ad-hoc support for this band) and has detachable antenna connector.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless The Trial Mode Is Working Great, But The Wireless Will Not Work?

Jul 21, 2010

I want to switch my laptop from XP to Ubuntu, but right now, i cant risk installing it. i dont want to have it partitioned so i can dual boot, so for now i only run the try-it-out mode.Before i consider installing though, i want to see if i can get everything to work ahead of time, that way im not regreting instalation. I have a Compaq Presario V2000 laptop, with 55GB hard drive and 516MB ram. So far, the trial mode is working great, but the wireless will not work. Ive tried to install the driver, but i am unable to do so. I have looked this up, and i have tried many things, and so far, none have worked.I was wondering if it was just part of the trial thing or not, but it is a Broadcom Wireless BCM4318 driver

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OpenSUSE Network :: Wifi Master Mode Not Supported Using Yast?

Jun 2, 2010

after trying several pci and usb network cards none were able to have their ssid broadcasted. The question that i have is: Can a suse box be converted to act as an acces point without the use of atheros based hardware, without switching over to ubuntu and or debian, without the use of openwrt?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Can't Get My Wireless Card & Wired Card To Work At The Same Time

Aug 21, 2010

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 Server. I can't get my Wireless Card & Wired Card to work at the same time. My interfaces file is incorrect, when I comment out 1 of the interfaces the other works. I have attached my interfaces file.

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Fedora Networking :: 14 Can't Connect To SpeedTouch 585 - Either Wireless Broadcom Card Or The Wired Ethernet Card

Dec 4, 2010

Just installed Fedora 14 from the Live CD i686 on my Dell Inspiron 1521. I can't connect to the SpeedTouch 585 on either wireless broadcom card or the wired Ethernet card.

I can connect to it from the same Laptop on the Vista which is on dual boot on the same laptop.

Further confusing is that I ran Fedora 14 and connected to another SpeedTouch today.

Already checked the Channel on the wireless nic and it's on the same one as the SpeedTouch.

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Ubuntu Networking :: How To Bridge A Wlan Card In Managed Mode

Feb 3, 2011

I have 2 wlan cards. wlan0 and wlan1. wlan0 is in AP mode(Master mode) using hostap. wlan1 is connected to another wireless network and is in Managed mode. Now I want to make a bridge between wlan0 and wlan1. I do it like that:

ifconfig wlan0 0.0.0.0
ifconfig wlan1 0.0.0.0
brctl addbr mybridge
brctl addif mybridge wlan1
can't add wlan1 to bridge mybridge: Operation not supported

It doesnt work, because wlan1 is in managed mode. But Windows 7 can bridge 2 Wlan cards when one is AP and another one is STA. How to do it in Linux?

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Ubuntu Networking :: Can't Get Card In Monitor Mode In Nutty Narwall

May 15, 2011

I had aircrack-ng running on my old version and it worked well in the old version of linux but now when i run the programme and put my card in monitor mode it throws me the following message:

Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!

PID Name
677 avahi-daemon
678 avahi-daemon
701 NetworkManager
765 wpa_supplicant
2037 dhclient
Process with PID 2037 (dhclient) is running on interface wlan0

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Mar 30, 2010

I have a dell 1521 and I can't get internet working, I thing the driver is no working with ubuntu 9.10

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Dec 31, 2010

I have lenovo thinkpad, T61 with Intel 4965AGN wireless card. It is a N card, it works under N mode in windwos, but not in Ubuntu (10.10). I installed ndiswrapper and got the windows xp drivers for this card. the issue is that i got an error when installing the drivers and since then I cannot use wireless.

The error i got is: Code: Module could not be loaded. Error was: FATAL: Could not read '/lib/modules/2.6.35-24-generic/kernel/ubuntu/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko': No such file or director I unistalled the driver, but now under network connections no wireless connections appear, nothing. I cannot use wirless anymore.

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