Hi all, BT4 Final is great! But creating a fake AP in master mode on my atheros ar5007 doesn't seem to work. I like master mode for its great AP speeds. I can't get a softAP over 5kB/s, no matter what MTU I try.
I'm using nick_the_greek's great wlan_nick script, as an aid in creating them. master mode in bt4pf was like I had a 50+kB/s normal AP, low latency and everything.
ath5k drivers don't support master mode. Now I tried the latest madwifi-ng drivers. I can make an ath0 VAP in master mode, but when I try starting airbase, it fails:
madwifi-ng drivers:
root@bt:~# wlanconfig ath0 destroy
root@bt:~# ip link set dev wifi0 down
root@bt:~# wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode master
root@bt:~# iwconfig | grep "Mode:"
ath0      Mode:Master

root@bt:~# airbase-ng ath0
ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Invalid argument

root@bt:~# airbase-ng wifi0 (works fine)
ath5k drivers:
root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0 down
root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0 mode master
Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) :
    SET failed on device wlan0 ; Invalid argument
root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0 mode managed  (works fine)
So for some reason with BT4F, I can only create a softap on wlan0, mon0 or wifi0, but can't create a master mode AP. Am I overlooking somthing?
With BT4 PF and beta it seemed to work fine tho...
Ideas anyone?..