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

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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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How to enable probe request processing and sending response on Hostapd

I am able to create an access point using Hostapd and Dnsmasq, but in addition to this i want Dot11ProbeReq layer to be processed by the same access point and to send Dot11ProbeResp for the same, ...
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Hotspot apparently working, but no internet on client

I recently updated to Ubuntu 20.04 from 18.04, after some troubleshooting everything is working fine, or almost everything. I have a wired network connected and was using my laptop as a hotspot before ...
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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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WLan Repeater using USB WLAN Adapter

I know there are already many questions and tutorials regarding this topic, but most of them seem to go in a slightly different direction and none of them could really help me so far. So what I'm ...
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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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hostapd start error message

Error Message Configuration file: start Could not open configuration file 'start' for reading. Failed to set up interface with start Failed to initialize interface My Hostapd.conf file interface=...
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Seamless user mobility with wifi and ubuntu

I am trying to do an experiment using two ubuntu server machines. They are running ubuntu 12.04 and wifi adapters are connected. I made them wifi hotspots using hostapd. Now I have two access points ...
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Redirect iptables to apache without internet connection

I have set up a Personal hotspot using Hostapd. But this hotspot is not connected to the internet but I do have Apache installed on it. What I am trying to achieve is to redirect all the clients (that ...
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WiFi Access Point in Ubuntu 12.04

I know that this question had been asked several times on this site, but I couldn't find answers for my problem. I want to create "Access Point" on my Ubuntu 12.04-LTS and share it with my Android ...
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Start hostapd service on boot

How to start hostsapd service every time my compute starts I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 and kernel 3.11 When I tried sudo update-rc.d hostapd defaults I got the following System start/stop links for /...