I recently purchased a TL-WN725N v2 usb dongle so that it may be used for my Ubuntu virtual machine. My Ubuntu installation seemed to install the correct drivers when plugging in the usb dongle (rtl8188eu). I set up a pretty simple hostapd.conf file and when I try to start hostapd, I get this error:
Configuration file: hostapd.conf nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands nl80211 driver initialization failed. hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started
My lshw looks like this:
description: Wireless interface physical id: 1 bus info: usb@1:1 logical name: wlan0 serial: c4:6e:1f:12:41:ac capabilities: ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8188eu ip=10.131.5.248 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
and iwconfig looks like this:
wlan0 unassociated Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.427 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Sensitivity:0/0 Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:off Link Quality=0/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=0 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
My problem seems similar to this post: TL-WN725N Access-Point on ArchLinux + Hostapd
Although I'm not really sure what the OP (@ochurlaud) did to get their adapter working on Raspberry PI.
Any help is greatly appreciated!