Bug 437853 - rt61 wireless chipset doesn't enter Master mode
Summary: rt61 wireless chipset doesn't enter Master mode
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: John W. Linville
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Reported: 2008-03-17 18:57 UTC by Göran Uddeborg
Modified: 2008-03-17 21:09 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-17 19:12:04 UTC
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Description Göran Uddeborg 2008-03-17 18:57:20 UTC
Description of problem:
According to the news on http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/ the new rt2x00 became
part of the mainline kernel with 2.6.24.  And elsewhere on that site I read that
it should be possible to put an rt61 based card (a Gigabyte GN-WP01GS in my
case) into master mode.  But when I try to do that I get an error message:

mimmi> sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode Master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

I can switch between Managed, Monitor and Ad-Hoc without any error messages, but
Master fails.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.24.3-34.fc8.x86_64
rt61pci-firmware-1.2-4.noarch

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-03-17 19:12:04 UTC
Master mode is not yet supported.  It only works with an additional patch 
applied to the kernel and an unreleased version of hostapd anyway.

Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2008-03-17 21:09:00 UTC
Oh, no!


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