Thanks for the link, it appears that many people struggle with getting access-point working.
Looks like we have the correct hostapd program for your edimax dongle, we confirmed yesterday that the access-point plug-in detected it.
OK Two things:
– Yesterday you mentioned a glitch while installing the accesspoint plug-in
ALEX: "This is a bit worrying, it started to d/l then the page just cleared, so I hit the back button..."
I’m not sure if that would have messed things up or not. perhaps a retry?
– At this point since hostapd is running but not working, we really need to look at the debug output from that program.
You say that you cannot cut and paste? What are the issues there?
The output that would be of interest is that generated by (after access-point installation and reboot):
sudo /etc/init.d/hostapd stop sudo /usr/sbin/hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf -d | less
The first line stops hostapd daemon and the second line runs it interactively with debug output.
Even more debug output can be obtained by running with the option „-dd“ rather than „-d“.