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Is there any way to make an Intel Wireless 7260 (rev 73) to work as Access Point?

I couldn't find anything useful around. I'm on Ubuntu 13.10, and under /lib/firmware there are:

iwlwifi-7260-7.ucode
iwlwifi-7260-8.ucode

I can do all the changes required (even installing an alpha Ubuntu), but I have no clues on what can be done.

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Sharing eth0 with address 192.167.1.27/24 and dns server/router 192.167.1.1

On wlan with address 192.168.0.1/24

First, you must install dnsmask and hostapd by typing in terminal: sudo apt-get install hostapd dnsmask. After that, you must stop those services, by typing sudo service hostapd stop and sudo service dnsmasq stop. Also prevent them from starting at startup:

sudo update-rc.d hostapd disable
sudo update-rc.d dnsmasq disable

my /etc/dnsmasq.conf:

server=192.167.1.1
interface=wlan0
bind-interfaces
dhcp-range=192.168.0.50,192.168.0.150,12h

my hostapd.conf:

interface=wlan0
logger_syslog=-1
logger_syslog_level=2
logger_stdout=-1
logger_stdout_level=2
dump_file=/tmp/hostapd.dump
ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
ctrl_interface_group=0
ssid=dellito
hw_mode=g
channel=1
beacon_int=100
dtim_period=2
max_num_sta=255
rts_threshold=2347
fragm_threshold=2346
macaddr_acl=0
auth_algs=3
ignore_broadcast_ssid=0
wmm_enabled=1
wmm_ac_bk_cwmin=4
wmm_ac_bk_cwmax=10
wmm_ac_bk_aifs=7
wmm_ac_bk_txop_limit=0
wmm_ac_bk_acm=0
wmm_ac_be_aifs=3
wmm_ac_be_cwmin=4
wmm_ac_be_cwmax=10
wmm_ac_be_txop_limit=0
wmm_ac_be_acm=0
wmm_ac_vi_aifs=2
wmm_ac_vi_cwmin=3
wmm_ac_vi_cwmax=4
wmm_ac_vi_txop_limit=94
wmm_ac_vi_acm=0
wmm_ac_vo_aifs=2
wmm_ac_vo_cwmin=2
wmm_ac_vo_cwmax=3
wmm_ac_vo_txop_limit=47
wmm_ac_vo_acm=0
eapol_key_index_workaround=0
eap_server=0
own_ip_addr=127.0.0.1

Start:

ifconfig wlan0 192.168.0.1 up
sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward=1
service dnsmasq restart
iptables -t  nat -A POSTROUTING -o eth0 -j MASQUERADE
hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

See what's going on / debug problems:

tcpdump -ni wlan0
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Thanks very much for coming back and saying how you achieved it.

I used to have a laptop with Atheros Wi-Fi and needed host mode on occasion, I now have one with Intel 7260ac and wanted to do it but didn't know how, I was resigned to the idea of buying a new Wi-Fi card until I found your post. I'll try this later. Thanks again.


Yes, this works for me. I had to kill NetworkManager because that was restarting wpa_supplicant which prevented hostap taking control of the interface. Then I had to set manual IP on the LAN and a route.

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The downside is there's no security in the above hostap.conf. Add the following lines and WPA2 works:

wpa=2

wpa_passphrase=mypassword


previous response truncated below. Not that anyone should be using WEP any more...

WEP doesn't work, either in the hostap.conf file

wep_default_key=0

wep_key0=1111111111111111

you get this error:

Could not set WEP encryption.

nor does it work with iwconfig on the wlan interface

# iwconfig wlan0 key 11111111

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :

SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

Any ideas?

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