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When using Hostapd in Ubuntu why can my wireless card change to the nl80211 driver that hostapd supports ?

My wireles driver is Broadcom Corporation BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 01) Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 1509 Kernel driver in use: brcm80211 Kernel modules: brcm80211

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I don't understand. Are you asking why your wireless driver isn't working? –  Thomas Boxley Aug 21 '11 at 21:54
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If you want your wireless card change to the nl80211 driver that hostapd supports you need to use a different driver for your wifi-card. As you mentioned driver in use is brcm80211, it does not support nl80211. You need to use brcmsmac driver for your card which comes installed with ubuntu 11.04,11.10.

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