hostapd is a open source program for creating software access points with multiple authentication backends. IT needs a wireless network device/adapter that is supported. It supports most of the features that is supported in a hardware sccess point.

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Connect to Hostapd (Bananapi) by a Wireless Repeater [on hold]

I have an Bananapi with an Wifi USB Device and installed hostapd. I can connect to this access point with an wifi client like with my smartphone. So to extend by network, I want to add a repeater, ...
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How to view dnsmasq client MAC addresses dynamically?

If I have already known the client IP, I know there's /var/log/dnsmasq.log and it contains logs such as Jun 13 12:22:42 dnsmasq-dhcp[499]: DHCPACK(wlan0) 172.24.1.110 34:12:98:11:80:bd ones-iPad ...
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How to redirect a URL from hostapd without internet access?

I have configured my server with iptables rules in order to forward all traffic to a specific domain. Those are NAT rules and the redirection works fine as long as I have internet access. But when ...
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hostapd Wired 802.1x with Bridge

I've got a PCEngines APU running Debian Jessie. I'm trying to configure hostapd to perform wired 802.1x authentication against a remote domain controller running NPS on 2008 R2. I would like 2 of it'...
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De-authenticating Wi-Fi without turning off the device

I have established Wi-Fi access point using hostapd and the IP address is configured via DHCP. This is my configuration file hostpad.conf interface=wlan0 driver=nl80211 ssid=User hw_mode=g channel=...
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Debian hostapd internet ip routing [migrated]

I am now working on pine64 with debian8 installed. I am trying to set up a hotspot with hostapd and i want to share the network of wlan0 with wlan2 which is the hotspot. Now i have set up a hotspot(...
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Hostapd with ACS not working due to not collecting survey data

I'm trying to use hostapd in version 2.5 with ACS. In order to do that, I have used the following config file: interface=wlp2s0 driver=nl80211 ssid=ap-example hw_mode=g channel=acs_survey macaddr_acl=...
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Disconnect an 802.11 wireless station

I am setting up a wifi system using serveral accesspoints (ap) based on OpenWrt. The ap are 802.11n series. Currently the system works properly. The missing part I feel is roaming. Some end-user ...
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Linux Hostapd registers as WEP, but I want WPA2-PSK

as usual to respect the community, I have traversed a bajillion articles and re-read the manual and still can't seem to get past this issue. I'm trying to create an access point in Linux(linaro on a ...
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How to block device trying to connect to your wifi

In my log-file I see that hostapd shows that a device is continuously trying to connect and disconnect which slows down the network & pollutes the log-file and. Anyone knows how to block a device ...
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Enable DHCPv6 in dnsmasq to distribute fixed range IPv6 addresses but failed

Help wanted! I want to create a AP in my Raspbian PI. And i choose dnsmasq as the dhcpv4 and dhcpv6 server. However, my laptop can acquire IPv4 successfully but fail to get a IPv6. Why the dnsmasq ...
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hostapd eap_server TLS auth not working

I am trying to set up a very simple wpa-eap TLS WAP and it will not authenticate: +rtl871x_get_sta_wpaie, 90:b6:86:7a:64:fc is sta's address wlan0: STA 90:b6:86:7a:64:fc IEEE 802.11: associated STA ...
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Losing WiFi connection after a while from hostapd

So i have Soekris Net6501-50 and Atheros AR9280 mini PCie wifi card running on Debian 7.8. Did setup hostapd, nothing fancy. Even now an then my devices disconnected from wifi and i could not see SSID ...
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Monitor WiFi association attempts

I'm using hostapd to create an access point and I was wondering if there's any way for me to get an output of current or recent association attempts. Ideally I'd like to see the MAC ID and any other ...
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Restrict hostapd wireless client from talking to eachother

How can I keep a wireless client of hostapd from talking to a wired client on the same network or another wireless client on the same network? Here's my network topology: [wired client] --> [...
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How to link hostapd to physical wireless card via ethernet?

I want to separate the software and physical part of an access point into two different equipments. As a first step, I have installed hostapd in an Ubuntu server machine. How can we link hostapd to a ...
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Unable to setup wlan0/ppp0 bridge

Don't know how many hours/days I have into this 'simple' problem, but I'm stuck... What I'm attempting to do is connect an eth0/wlan0 bridge to a ppp session (in other words share a ppp connection to ...
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hostapd, rtl8192se and wpa not working: EAPOL-Key Timeout

Ubuntu 12.04.2, 3.2.0-49-generic, x64 hostapd from saucy (hostapd_1.0-3ubuntu2_amd64) Have tried from precise-updates as well to no avail. You can see in the debug output below, hostapd sends the ...
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KVM USB Passthrough Performance

I have a CentOS 6.4 KVM host. I also have an ESXi 5.1 host. Under ESXi I am running a Ubuntu 12.04 guest with a USB TP-Link WN722N Wifi dongle. The Ubuntu guest runs an access point using hostapd. The ...
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Wifi performance is slow only when there are multiple radios in one router

I have a wireless network setup like this: Laptop \ | Wifi Router A | Wifi Router B | Wifi Router C | \ | / \ | / \ | / ...
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how to set up open source wireless lan controlloer (wlc) to manage multiple access points

I am working on linux devices to facilitate different functionalities (like access point, CAN controller, I2C, etc.). Due to financial limits, we have planned to implement access points using linux ...
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Slow 802.11n on custom-built router

I have custom-built router, based on Intel D510MO motherboard with Slackware 13.37 on it. I'm using hostapd-2.0 and iptables to make it act as a router. Client is a laptop with Windows 7 on it. Both ...
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Why is hostapd not working?

I have been working on getting hosapd work for some time. The guides I have followed will be attached on the bottom. So first things first. As far as I can tell, my network card does support AP mode....