I'm trying to configure an Ubuntu 12.10 based server. My motherboard is an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe with WifiGo module onboard. I want to make it an access-point.
I have fought with it for a lot of time but always got the same error:
sudo iwconfig eth0 mode Master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device eth0 ; Invalid argument.
In one occasion I managed to create an Ad-hoc Network and connect the device to it, but trying to make the device into an access point has not been possible. Now I have a clean system and have only installed some packages (listed below). This is the current status right now:
wl module appears in lsmod. There is no conflicted modules like
eth0 device by
sudo iwconfig eth0 gives me:
IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:144 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Managementmode:All packets received Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-9 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
iwlist s command successfully finds wifi networks around.
Maybe someone can tell me what else should I do, I'm totally confused.
Short answer: I didn't manage to run master mode on it. I will look for another adapter.
broadcom-wl solution. It's pretty easy make your adapter work as client, but tottaly impossible to run master mode. It's described at wikidevi.
About ndiswrapper I can say only one thing. It isn't support master mode.
This card is actually not tested. Please install the driver manually.
After downloading and unpacking via b43-fwcutter (described at link), but no results. Driver is installed,
lsmod shows loaded modules, but wi-fi card was unreachable.