My wireless card supports what Intel calls "MyWifi" which means that it can act as an access point for other computers. How can I discover if this is supported in Ubuntu?


My best bet would be to do the following in a terminal:

  • turn off network-manager
  • try to enable master mode for your card

Here's the terminal commands:

sudo service network-manager stop
sudo iwconfig wlan0 mode master

If this gives an error, you will probably need a patched driver to enable it. I get this error:

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument.

I don't know how to make an accesspoint with a GUI, as I've never had a network card that supports it.

You can turn on network-manager again by running

sudo service network-manager start
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  • Thanks. I do indeed get that error. What resources can I use to locate a patch? – Gus Jan 27 '11 at 6:41
  • I'm not sure that is an easy task. I've only tried to patch to enable monitoring and injection, and I've usually found these through the aircrack-ng community. – LasseValentini Jan 31 '11 at 10:21

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