Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437853
rt61 wireless chipset doesn't enter Master mode
Last modified: 2008-03-17 17:09:00 EDT
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Master mode is not yet supported. It only works with an additional patch
applied to the kernel and an unreleased version of hostapd anyway.