Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#8961 closed defect (fixed)

No wifi on TP-Link MR3220

Reported by: hanno.schupp@… Owned by: developers
Priority: high Milestone: Barrier Breaker 14.07
Component: base system Version: Trunk
Keywords: TP-Link MR3220, ath9k, wireless driver, wifi Cc:


I have a TP-Link MR3220 with trunk 25818 installed all is going well but wifi is not coming up. There seems to be an issue with th driver.

wifi up triggers the following output:

# wifi up
Configuration file: /var/run/hostapd-phy0.conf
Line 2: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
Line 43: unknown configuration item 'ieee80211n'
Line 44: unknown configuration item 'ht_capab'
3 errors found in configuration file '/var/run/hostapd-phy0.conf'
Failed to start hostapd for phy0

/etc/config/wireless is the standard configuration produced by /etc/init.d/network boot (with wifi enabled of course):

# cat /etc/config/wireless
config wifi-device radio0

option type mac80211
option channel 11
option macaddr 74:ea:3a:cd:59:3c[[BR]]
option hwmode 11ng
option htmode HT20
list ht_capab SHORT-GI-40
list ht_capab TX-STBC
list ht_capab RX-STBC1
list ht_capab DSSS_CCK-40
option disabled 0

config wifi-iface

option device radio0
option network lan
option mode ap
option ssid OpenWrt
option encryption none

Both kmod ath9k and wpad-mini are installed:

# opkg list |grep kmod
kmod-ath -
kmod-ath9k -
kmod-button-hotplug -
kmod-cfg80211 -
kmod-crc-ccitt -
kmod-crypto-aes -
kmod-crypto-arc4 -
kmod-crypto-core -
kmod-input-core -
kmod-input-gpio-buttons -
kmod-input-polldev -
kmod-ipt-conntrack -
kmod-ipt-conntrack-extra -
kmod-ipt-core -
kmod-ipt-extra -
kmod-ipt-filter -
kmod-ipt-ipopt -
kmod-ipt-ipp2p -
kmod-ipt-nat -
kmod-ipt-nathelper -
kmod-ipt-ulog -
kmod-leds-gpio -
kmod-mac80211 -
kmod-ppp -
kmod-pppoe -
kmod-sched -
kmod-textsearch -
kmod-tun -

# opkg list |grep wpad
wpad-mini - 20110117-1

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Change History (5)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by jow

Looks like your wpad/hostapd got compiled for the wrong driver.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by kaloz

  • Cc openwrt-hackers@… removed

don't cc -hackers.......

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 7 years ago by anonymous

Replying to jow:

Looks like your wpad/hostapd got compiled for the wrong driver.

So how could that happen? What can I do to fix it?

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

should be gone with the recent hostapd update - make sure you run make oldconfig after updating your tree.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by jow

  • Milestone changed from Attitude Adjustment 12.09 to Barrier Breaker 14.07

Milestone Attitude Adjustment 12.09 deleted

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