iwn wi-fi and hostap

Anders Jensen-Waud anders at jensenwaud.com
Sat Nov 22 10:53:11 UTC 2014


I am trying to set up an older IBM laptop as a wireless access point.
FreeBSD 10.1 (amd64) correctly identifies the wireless card:

iwn0 at pci0:3:0:0:        class=0x028000 card=0x11118086 chip=0x42308086
rev=0x61 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'Intel Corporation'
    device     = 'PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection'
    class      = network

In trying to set it up with hostap, I get the following error:

root at beastie> ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev iwn0 wlanmode hostap bssid
authmode open ssid bsdwifi
ifconfig: SIOCIFCREATE2: Operation not supported

Is there some method of configuring iwn so that it can function as an
access point?



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