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I'm trying to use https://github.com/sabhiram/raspberry-wifi-conf on my raspberry pi 2 with a RT5370 wifi dongle, but I can't see the AP in the wifi list.

when I try to run hostapd directly via the terminal, I get this :

$ hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf                                                                                                                 
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf                                                                                                                                 
nl80211: Could not configure driver mode                                                                                                                                      
nl80211 driver initialization failed.                                                                                                                                         
hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started 

I'm running a rapsbian jessy with hostapd v 2.3

Any idea ?

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Check if your wlan0 interface wasn't already up, just do a:

sudo ifdown wlan0

before calling hostapd.

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