I’m amazed at the problems we are having…
Regarding not seeing any network info for max2play, You are correct you will not see that until you successfully connect.
From the info you provided…wlan0 is NOT running in master mode, but it is trying to assign the address 192.168.189.1, but it gets withdrawn:
Withdrawing address record for 192.168.189.1 on wlan0.
please provide more from the syslog:
sudo tail -75 /var/log/syslog