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I have RaspberryPI which I want to use as hotspot. Idea was to connect it with cable and share network with WIFI adapter using hostapd.

I setup RPI with archlinux and network (everything through SSH). But unfortunately

ifconfig wlan0 up 


ip link set wlan0 up

freezes ssh for ~1 minute (cannot even ^C), then it continues like nothing happened. Also device is still down. What to do? What else can I check?

Edit: RPI becomes completely unresponsive when I try to bring interface up. I cannot even connect to it through new SSH. wlan0 is visible in "ifconfig -a"

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Do you have the wireless drivers installed for your device? –  nerdwaller Oct 7 '13 at 14:35
@nerdwaller I'm not sure but I think so because: dmesg | grep usbcore displays registered new interface driver ath9k_htc –  user1188570 Oct 7 '13 at 14:39
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