Just found out you can get hostapd to show more debug messages, this is what I'm currently getting: root@Omega-92CA:/etc/config# hostapd -d /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf nl80211: 'nl80211' generic netlink not found Failed to initialize driver 'nl80211' wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED wlan0: AP-DISABLED wlan0: CTRL-EVENT-TERMINATING hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started And this is my hostapd.conf file: interface=wlan0 bridge=br0 country_code=AUS ctrl_interface=wlan0 ctrl_interface_group=0 ssid=KITT hw_mode=g channel=1 wpa=3 wpa_passphrase=georgeisyourfriend wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK wpa_pairwise=TKIP rsn_pairwise=CCMP beacon_int=100 auth_algs=3 macaddr_acl=0 wmm_enabled=1 eap_reauth_period=360000000