I'm trying to set up my old desktop as a wireless router. However after following the instructions found on help.ubuntu.com, my computer doesn't seem to be broadcasting, and my other computer is not able to see the network it is supposed to be making.
No error messages or anything have come up, and nothing seems to be wrong except for the fact that it's not working. At this point, Google is just taking me in circles, so any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.
Ubuntu version=11.10 (Server version)
Wireless adapter=Rosewill RNX-N180UBE
Driver installed=r8712u - Note that this driver does not support nl80211, so certain tools including hostapd and iw are not available.
Wlan section of /etc/network/interfaces:
# Wireless network auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static wireless-mode master wireless-essid "llamamall" wireless-channel 1 address 192.168.0.1 network 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255
Output of ifconfig (trimmed to just wlan0 entry):
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1a:ef:1f:cc:55 inet addr:192.168.0.1 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Ouptut of $ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 unassociated Nickname:"rtl_wifi" Mode:Master Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0 Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0 Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Shouldn't that show an essid?