Setting up ReSpeaker v2 Core as an Access Point using hostapd

Hi everybody!

I’m currently using the base SD version of the Respeaker Core v2 distro and would like to configure my Respeaker Core v2 as an Access Point with its own SSID using hostapd. Unfortunately, I’ve tried a series of combinations to create an AP (g/n/ac) and hostapd gives the following message:

Configuration file: /root/ap/hostapd.conf
wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE
Hardware does not support configured mode
wlan0: IEEE 802.11 Hardware does not support configured mode (2) (hw_mode in hostapd.conf)
Could not select hw_mode and channel. (-2)
wlan0: interface state COUNTRY_UPDATE->DISABLED
wlan0: Unable to setup interface.
wlan0: interface state DISABLED->DISABLED
hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started
nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan0 disabled_11b_rates=0

I have noticed that there is a daemon named re-wifi running but can’t find any documentation about what this daemon does or how it co-opts the processes and hardware for WiFi.

  1. Does anyone have any information or documentation on the re-wifi process?
  2. Has anyone successfully customized an AP using Respeaker Core v2?