Bug 386581 - Can't set an Atheros wireless device to Master mode.
Can't set an Atheros wireless device to Master mode.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: John W. Linville
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-16 05:09 EST by Eliran Itzhak
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-16 10:13:53 EST
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Description Eliran Itzhak 2007-11-16 05:09:44 EST
Description of problem:
At Fedora 7 using the livn'as madwifi I could set it to Master mode.
At Fedora 8 It doesn't accept that parameter, even when set with

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How reproducible:
[root@main ~]# iwconfig ath0 mode Master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device ath0 ; Invalid argument.
[root@main ~]#

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Expected results:
Should accept the "Mode Master" parameter.

Additional info:
It does accept "iwconfig ath0 mode Managed" so I know my command line is OK.
Comment 1 Eliran Itzhak 2007-11-16 05:23:12 EST
The driver I'm talking about is 
And is provided by the package
Comment 2 Parag Nemade 2007-11-16 05:26:17 EST
you sure this is m17n-contrib problem?
Comment 3 John W. Linville 2007-11-16 10:13:53 EST
The mac80211 subsystem used by ath5k simply does not support master mode at 
this time.

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