RTL8822be Wifi Chipset with hostapd

We have an HP Stream Laptop 11-ah0XX laptop with a Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter that we have IPFire core 138 installed on it. The wireless card is recognized by IPFire because we are able to add it as the Blue interface if we add the Blue network but that’s as far as it gets, after installing hostapd and setting up the wireless config in the web interface it fails to provide wireless signal of any kind so it seems to be an issue with hostapd itself. I am unable to actively test and log the Blue interface on this system currently as this firewall is out in the field but wireless isn’t needed in this case and it only runs Red + Green. This issue is not pressing but we were just wondering if anyone has been able get this wireless card to work with IPFire/hostapd?

Here is a snippet of the bootlog with the wireless card as well as some wireless card info:

[ 4.787999] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: examining hci_ver=07 hci_rev=000b lmp_ver=07 lmp_subver=8822
[ 4.788004] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8822b_config.bin
[ 4.794610] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8822b_fw.bin
[ 4.796390] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 4.799204] Bluetooth: hci0: rom_version status=0 version=2
[ 4.799230] Bluetooth: cfg_sz 14, total size 20270

[ 4.863876] r8822be: module is from the staging directory, the quality is unknown, you have been warned.
[ 4.905477] r8822be: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8822befw.bin
[ 4.954126] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm ‘rtl_rc’
[ 4.954579] r8822be: rtlwifi: wireless switch is on
[ 4.973504] kvm: disabled by bios
[ 5.003459] kvm: disabled by bios

[root@village ~]# ls -lh /lib/modules/4.14.154-ipfire/kernel/drivers/staging/rtlwifi/
total 276K
-rw-r–r-- 1 root root 273K Nov 15 02:29 r8822be.ko.xz
[root@village ~]#

[root@village ~]# lspci -k

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8822BE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi adapter
Kernel driver in use: r8822be
Kernel modules: r8822be