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Questions tagged [hostapd]

hostapd is an 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 of a hardware access point.

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hostapd not working anymore

I had a working hostapd file and a functioning wifi hotspot (device is busybox, iMX6 board). While the hotspot was up and running, I was doing manual routing connected to the device via ssh (I'm able ...
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Configure hostapd to accept password multiple WPA2 PSKs

Is it possible to configure hostapd to have a list of more than one valid passphrase that a supplicant can use to authenticate ? Solutions I've seen so far involve setting up a RADIUS server, but I'm ...
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DNSmasq on 2 interfaces

SysInfo: ubuntu 18.04 external access point (with its own internal linux system) => interface ap1, IP: 192.168.13.1 external access point (USB stick) => interface ap0, IP: 192.168.12.1 hostapd ...
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hostapd: mapping MAC address to VLAN ID (static mapping via accept_mac_file)

I want hostapd to assign each station a given VLAN based on MAC address. BTW, my network is quite small. Using RADIUS would be an overkill. According to the hostapd manual: Optionally, the local ...
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Hostapd - Download speed artificially limited?

I am currently attempting to configure a virtualized Debian machine as a wireless AP, and have successfully gotten everything to work except the following: For some reason, wireless clients only ...
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Trigger agreement page automatically when connecting to Captive Portal [duplicate]

I have a WiFi hotspot setup using Hostapd and Dnsmasq. Everything works great, but I'm trying to trigger the sort of Terms and Conditions page you might see at a hotel or coffee shop after you connect ...
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Auto-trigger captive portal agreement page display

I have a WiFi hotspot setup using Hostapd and Dnsmasq. Everything works great, but I'm trying to trigger the sort of Terms and Conditions page you might see at a hotel or coffee shop after you connect ...
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Not Getting speed in Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac

I got 50MB/s speed in Station mode but using AP mode I got only 8MB/s to 10MB/s How to increase my Transfer speed Details: WiFi Card = Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac OS = Ubunut 16 Hostapd = 2.6 ...
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Trouble with 802.11ac from a WLE900VX card (QCA9880 ath10k) via hostapd

I think this is where I am going wrong-- But I am not sure if it really is the problem and even if it is, I am not sure what to do about it. nl80211: Could not configure driver mode nl80211: ...
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What characters are allowed for the username and password in FreeRADIUS?

I am testing the WLAN functionalities of a device connecting to a RADIUS server. This RADIUS server is located on a Raspberry Pi with Raspbian Stretch and is using FreeRADIUS 3.0 and Hostapd. For EAP-...
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Interface combinations implementation without firmware update wireless linux networking

I am working with the Qualcomm WiGig (60GHz) chipsets supported by the Linux networking wil6210 driver. I use Linux kernel 4.12. In my use case, I would like to use concurrent usage of the WiGig ...
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Access point on telematics unit: Android devices cannot connect

I'm using a number of Sitec S4 telematics units to collect sensor data in road vehicles for a scientific purpose. A yocto-based Linux distribution is installed on them. In order to administer it ...
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DNSMASQ config for captive portal

I am trying to create a captive portal wifi hotspot. Aim of the setup: Users connecting to hotspot through wlan0 should never be allowed to access the internet through eth1. For the "Sign into ...
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Windows 10 clients can't connect to HostAPD

I have an access point running on a linux server. I'm using hostapd 2.4 on ubuntu 16.04. wifi adapter: Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 android, iphone, linux computers, and windows 7(don't have a ...
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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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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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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 [closed]

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....