Cannot run hostapd

Briefly describe your issue below:

configured hostapd.conf :

ssid=Internet Portal

sudo hostapd hostapd.conf , but received error .

Yes, my interface is wlan1 , supports AP & monitor mode. wlan1 interface is up.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)

Linux parrot 4.19.0-parrot1-13t-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.13-1parrot1.13t (2019-01-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)

Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)


If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

have tried these solutions :

  1. airmon-ng check kill

  2. added, nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf :




  1. service network-manager restart
  2. sudo rfkill unblock wifi; sudo rfkill unblock all

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:

Configuration file: hostapd.conf
Could not read interface wlan1 flags: No such device
nl80211: Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands
nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan1 disabled_11b_rates=0
Could not read interface wlan1 flags: No such device
Could not read interface wlan1 flags: No such device
Could not read interface wlan1 flags: No such device
nl80211 driver initialization failed.
wlan1 : interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED
hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan1 wasn’t started

Inside the config, by any chance is there a trailing space at the end of your interface name?

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hi , yes removed the trailing spaces …thanks …

Sometimes the most annoying of problems have the easiest of fixes.

was cracking my head to solve this …:sob::sob:

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