I have made a PC an Access Point using the following link:


But whenever I connect to the AP my kernel prints the following error:

wlan0: authentication with e8:de:27:0b:93:bb timed out

The kernel version is Ubuntu 3.13.2 and running Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit PC. Hostapd version is 1.0-3.


Try to specify only the relevant authentication options in /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf:

wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK WPA-PSK-SHA256  

If this doesn't work, run the daemon by hand in debug mode to see where isn't working:

hostapd -dd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
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  • We are not using any authentication algorithm. – George J. Adams Jan 12 '16 at 16:22

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