Rolling 1.2.0 Access-point not available for wlan0

vyos-1-2
wireless

#1

I’ve procured an Intel4965AGN M2 wireless adapter for my VYOS setup. Which is in a Sophos UTM 110/220 chassis. FYI I have no antennas on this yet, just seeing if it would work.

The Wireless card showed WLAN0 without issue, however when committing the configuration I received this:

[ interfaces wireless wlan0 type access-point ]
Type access-point is not a available for wlan0

DMESG shows:

06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection [8086:4229] (rev 61)


#2

I suspect an underlying driver issue, if you are up for a little bit of driver installation I think this may solve your issue:

https://wiki.debian.org/iwlegacy
Then
https://wiki.vyos.net/wiki/Wireless_Interfaces


#3

Thank you very much for the assistance, I have performed those steps but I’m still in the same boat. 44%20AM


#4

When you reboot I assume the module is being automatically loaded again?
Does wlan0 exist as an interface?


#5

I’m honestly not sure how I can tell the module is loading, however the wlan0 does remain after a reboot. But the same error persists if I follow through the Wireless wiki setup process. Same as before.


#6

To make things a little easier can you:

apt install lshw

Then,

lshw -class network

You should be able to to see what driver is being loaded very easily at this point.


#7

Thank you sir, I’ll try when I get home soon.


#8

I’m not 100% sure, but I think that hw doesn’t have an ap mode, at least from what I found so far.


#9

This is what I get. And based on this link, you’re accurate @hagbard this Wireless card doesn’t support AP mode: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2362452&page=2. Oh well, worth a try and no expense since I ripped it from an AiO Desktop some time ago. Thank you everyone.

*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
logical name: wlan0
version: 61
serial: ************
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl4965 driverversion=4.19.20-amd64-vyos firmware=228.61.2.24 ip=192.168.99.1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:29 memory:febfe000-febfffff


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