I'd like to turn my Raspberry PI into an access point. I've read that my wifi dongle has to have an AP mode (here's my dongle: https://www.modmypi.com/raspberry-pi-accessories/wireless-usb-1n-nano-adaptor-802.11N-wifi-dongle) and that typing from the console:

iw list

I should get the information but all I get is:

nl80211 not found

What can I do to fix this?

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By the picture, you have the same wifi dongle as I do.

Check this site. It is written to hostap, but i think will lead you to the right answer.

But in resume, the realtek has it own modules. You need to download it and install by hand.

I used it for hostap and it work, but i still don't have the iw command.

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