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hostapd is a user space daemon for access point and authentication servers.

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wpa_supplicant conflicting with hostapd on the same interface

I am trying to make wpa_supplicant and hostapd work simultaneously in order to use a single interface to connect to a wifi network and to generate an access point (that does not provide internet). If ...
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Why can't hostapd find my fresh installed r8188eu driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on an Raspberry 3B. I want to use an TP-Link TL-WN722N v2 as an Hotspot (I know that its possible because it was already used as an AP on another RPI3B running Raspbian) So I ...
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Failed to set beacon parameters error when creating a Captive portal

I'm trying to create a captive portal on a ubuntu machine with the following network card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485. But I'm having a problem when I start the hostapd configuration, it gives the error &...
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airgeddon error nl80211 could not configure driver mode

when i run airgeddon script as evil twin attack i face this problem i searched alot but i did not solve it Configuration file: /tmp/ag.hostapt.conf nl80211: kernel reprots:Match already configured ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 WiFi access point without subnet/DHCP server

I have Mac Mini with Ubuntu 20.04 server installed (so no GUI). And want to use it as a WiFi access point, without NAT/DHCP server (so, given that main Mikrotik router is 192.168.88.1, both Mac Mini ...
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hostapd vs netplan: wlan0 not added to bridge at boot

Like many people, I'm using a Raspberry Pi 4B running Ubuntu 20.10 arm64 as a LAN/wifi bridge, using hostapd and netplan. Everything works fine except that the bridge is not configured correctly when ...
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How to raise performance of hostapd AP?

So I'm using hostapd on Ubuntu Server 20.04 with Intel 3165 Wi-Fi card installed and decent external antennas connected to it. Everything works just as intended except for performance - test shows ...
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Access point with hostapd on ubuntu 20.04 server won't let clients connect

I've got an ubuntu gateway server with 2 network cards, on for the internet and one for the lan. I've just set up the wireless access point on the wireless device using hostapd but the clients fail to ...
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How to configure NetPlan as a wired 802.1X Authenticator?

I would like configure a wired Ethernet port to support 802.1X authentication. hostapd supports 802.1X authentication. How do I use hostapd with NetPlan? NetPlan supports the auth section for ...
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nl80211: Could not configure driver mode

Configuration file: hostapd.conf nl80211: Could not configure driver mode nl80211: deinit ifname=wlan0mon disabled_11b_rates=0 nl80211 driver initialization failed. wlan0mon: interface state ...
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Configure a 5GHz channel for Wireless Access Point with hostapd in 16.04 LTS?

I want to make a WiFi Access Point with Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS, hostapd and this PCIe WiFi card which supports 802.11a/b/g/n: Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)...
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Running this bash script ONCE causes a "System program problem detected" on EVERY reboot

I'm trying to create a script which, when run, will set up a WiFi network over which two or more devices can communicate. If I run the current version of this script once, it causes that device to ...
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Low EMF Wifi with HostAPd

I have a wireless router with HostAPd running on Ubuntu. Now, with all the discussions about unhealthy EMF (electro-magnetic fields), I would be very interested to know, how I could configure my WiFi ...
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Connecting wireless interface to bridge - MAC addressing

I've been playing around with my network settings and tried to use hostapd to create a WiFi hotspot based on the virtual software access point virt1 (10.10.0.1/24). This does work flawlessly using NAT ...
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Define hostapd configuration settings on netplan

I recently discovered that netplan can manage hostapd accesspoints, but this is the extent of the example config: wlp1s0: access-points: "guest": mode: ap # no ...
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WPA2 Enterprise EAP-TLS connect button grayed out

I'm trying to connect to a WPA2 Enterprise wifi that I've setup. I can successfully connect using PEAP using just username and password, but when I try to connect with 802.1x certificates only (EAP-...
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TP-Link Archer T2U adapter not showing AP support in ubuntu 14.04

Kernel version : 4.2.0-27-generic After running command "iw list"on terminal it shows : Supported interface modes: * IBSS * managed * monitor Not showing AP but it supports AP mode.
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problem with dnsmasq using hostapd

I want first to apologize for my bad English... I'm encountering an error using hostapd and most precisely with dnsmasq: when I edit my /etc/dnsmasq.conf and I refresh it, I have an error message : ...
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How to identify wifi network interfaces?

How can I find a list of wifi interfaces that could be used by hostapd? This doesn't work - I don't see my wifi interfaces listed: ☀ cat /etc/network/interfaces ...
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How can I find out, if a WiFi card has two radios?

I have a COMPEX WLE900VX-7A miniPCIe module with an Atheros AR9880 inside and would like to check, if I really can do simultaneous dual band. Thanks
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hostapd configuration for 802.11ac in intel wifi card ubuntu 14.04

Does anyone have an idea how to make hostapd work with throughput of more than 400 Mbps? The configuration files I am using are shown below but I am unable to run hostapd with them: interface=wlp5s0 ...
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wpa_supplicant working on specific channel for 802.11ac

I have QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter in my laptop which runs Ubuntu 16.10 with Linux Kernel Version 4.13. The wireless adapter uses ath10k driver. I am trying to set the laptop to work as ...
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Is there a way to debug wireless access point issues that was setup with hostapd?

I am trying to setup a wireless access point with a home PC. I replaced my old Intel wifi link 5100 with Atheros AR9462. I recently did a fresh Ubuntu Server 16.04 install. To setup wireless access ...
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Ubuntu hostapd slow download speed

I have setup a wireless access point on one of my old laptops using hostapd, the laptop in question uses a "Intel Wireless Centrino N-1030" with a rated download speed of 300mbps and a rated upload ...
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Cant get WDS-enabled AP running on Xenial

I want to set up a WDS-enabled Wifi-AP on Ubuntu Xenial with hostapd. Everytime when a 4addr-enabled client is connecting the wifi driver of the AP is crashing and the device is going down. hostapd....
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Getting Error cannot find -lnl-genl-3, while running make

I am trying to install hostapd in ubuntu 14.04. I am getting the below error while running make. Can somebody help me with this ? mafia@mafia-Inspiron-3542:/usr/src/hostap/hostapd$ sudo make CC ../...
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hostapd problems

I want to use my Ubuntu server as a WLAN Access Point. I configured it with this tutorial: http://www.sempervideo.de/pi-wifi.txt However, it didn't work. Then I ran hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd....
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Setting up an open hotspot (via hostapd) that's filtered by mac address while using UFW and custom DNS via dnsmasq

I'm trying to setup what's called a Homepass for my Nintendo 3DS. This basically requires I have the following in play: Wireless network with no authentication (open) A MAC address cycler (change ...
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Hostapd failed to initialize in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS version

I am using security conf file but it is not working. My hostapd logs: root@swapnil:/home/swapnil/WPA_SUPPLICANT/NEW/hostapd-2.5_wps/hostapd# ./hostapd hostapd_wpa_wpa2.conf Configuration file: ...
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OpenWrt Hostapd compilation issue

I am struggling to compile OpenWrt. I get stuck when trying to compile Hostapd. I am trying to install to build an OS on wireless access points (Brand: Open Mesh). I am using OpenWRT to perform that ...
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"could not add sta to kernel driver" hostapd - not able to connect more then 10 clients

I am using an nuc with wifi card "intel 3165" with ubuntu 14.04 amd64 server edition and kernel version 4.2.0.27 . I have isc-dhcp-server, dnsmasq, hostapd installed and configured on the system . I ...
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hostapd hotspot will only appear when ethernet is plugged in

This has been driving me nuts all day. Im using a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 on an odroid UX4 & Wifi Module 4 (RT5572N chipset) What I want is: automatically start hotspot on boot + ability to hotplug ...
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hostapd-wpe not working but wireless adapter supports AP mode?

Sorry if this has been asked already, but I just couldn't find any questions that had solutions which actually worked for me. I've basically downloaded hostapd-wpe, patched it, ran make and ...
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Can't connect to hostapd hotspot - Password Loop

I have a Linksys router that I've set to use Mixed B/G Mode, WPA2 Personal, and AES, and I'm trying to replicate that setup on a single-board computer running hostapd so that I can eliminate a box ...
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Hostap: wlan0 authentication timed out

I have made a PC an Access Point using the following link: https://seravo.fi/2014/create-wireless-access-point-hostapd But whenever I connect to the AP my kernel prints the following error: wlan0: ...
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Create a hotspot on Ubuntu 15.04 (single adapter) help!

I know there are lots of questions on this type but I cannot find the answer anywhere. On Windows I can use cmd to create a virtual AP and share connection from a local network. However, It seems not ...
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Client isolation in Ubuntu with hostapd

We have created a wifi hotspot or a wireless access point using hostapd in Ubuntu. How can we isolate wifi clients the same way "Client Isolation" does in some access points? Is there any way we can ...
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Working with hostapd

I have installed hostapd in my Ubuntu 14.04 and I am relatively new to this application. In the coming days I will be doing some minor changes in the hostapd codebase and testing it around. This may ...
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How to bridge a wireless interface with another wireless interface (both on the same computer)?

Ubuntu 14.04 Basically I am trying to accomplish the following setup - wireless internet ---> wlan0 of Ubuntu computer "bridged to" wlan1 of same Ubuntu computer ---> device with wifi The reason ...
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Problems with wpa_supplicant and hostapd. Help!

I'm tryng to share my wireless network (wlan0), and I follow this tutorial: https://linuxalfi.wordpress.com/2011/11/08/connectify-for-linux-with-single-wireless-interface/ The problem is: If hostapd ...
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Can't run interface and virtual interface at the same time

So I am trying to create an ad-hoc network between a couple of devices. I also need to run hostapd in order to capture probe request packets. I have a wireless adapter (TL-WN722N) that is capable of ...
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How to broadcast two access points?

How do I broadcast two access points with two WiFi cards with hostapd? Most tutorials don't work since udhcpd doesn't work with two access points.
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ap-hotspot hostapd downgraded repo not available

I have followed the various posts regarding hotspot on 14.04 all follow the same steps as this one "Starting Wireless Hotspot..." but nothing happens Which suggests that there is a bug in ...
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fatal error: netlink/genl/genl.h: No such file or directory

I am cross-compiling hostapd for openwrt. I am getting fatal error: netlink/genl/genl.h: No such file or directory. I already have libnl-3.2.24 installed. If i directly compile (not cross-compile) ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS + HOSTAPD

I am using Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with the latest kernel as well as Hostapd v2.1, and can not make a point of working here logs hostad. Please help solve the problem! administrator@ubuntu-server:/$...
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Hostapd wpa_passphrase not working

Hi there I'm setting hostapd to create a wlan from my ubuntu computer. I have configure some conf files following some tutorials/guides and I can detect the wlan. The problems comes when i enter the ...
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Implement Catch-all HTTP Server using DNSMASQ

Ubuntu 14.04 | dnsmasq My goal is to setup a catch-all HTTP server using an Ubuntu 14.04 workstation as DNS resolver. I have installed dnsmasq on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS using apt-get install dnsmasq and ...
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Cannot start Wireless HotSpot on USB adapter plug in (with udev rule)

I really need help on this matter. I have a PC with Lubuntu 14.10 and a Wireless USB stick TP-Link TL-WN722N and I want to create a wireless hotspot that automatically gets started upon wireless USB ...
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Anyone running QCA9880 / ath10k with hostapd, 802.11ac enabled?

I have problems to get it working... I was using an atheros 11n card with ath9k driver and everything works fine (I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit). Maybe I didn't compile hostapd or didn't setup the conf ...
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iOS devices cannot connect to hostapd wireless Access Point

I've managed to setup an AP on PC running Ubuntu 12.04 with a wireless adapter with a RTL8192CU chipset. The PC is connected to internet via wlan0 and the access point is set up on wlan1. I can ...
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