18 Replies Latest reply on Feb 3, 2017 10:08 AM by deepankarmaithani

    Raspberry Pi Wireless AccessPoint issue with WiPi Dongle

    pbhound

      Hello all, I need assistance with an issue.

       

      I am trying to configure my Pi as a Wireless Access Point (WAP).

      I have it all configured according to the Adafruit Guide https://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-a-raspberry-pi-as-a-wifi-access-point/overview

       

      When I run "sudo /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf"

       

      I get the following error:

           Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

           Line 4: unknown hw_mode "N"

           1 errors found in configuration file '/etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf'

       

      the content of my hostapd.conf file is such:

          

           interface=wlan0

           driver=rt2870

           ssid=Pi_AP

           hw_mode=N

           channel=6

           macaddr_acl=0

           auth_algs=1

           ignore_broadcast_ssid=0

           wpa=2

           wpa_passphrase=Raspberry

           wpa_keymgmt=WPA-PSK

           wpa_pairwise=TKIP

           rsn_pairwise=CCMP

       

      I have tried it with "g" and with "n" and get the same error (with "g" and "n" respectively)

       

      If I comment out "hw_mode=N" I get the following error

       

           configuration file : /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

           dry->ifindex=3

           l2_sock_recv==l2_sockxmit=0x0f3e638

           IOCtl[SIOCSIWMODE]:invalid arugment

           could not set interface mode(3)!

           could not set interface to master mode!

           rtl871xdrv driver initialization failied.

       

      My wireless adapter is from element 14 https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-69361/l/wifi-usb-dongle-for-raspberry-pi#cblogposts

      I have the drivers for the device placed It into the /bin folder.

       

      any and all help will be greatly appreciated

       

      Thank you