I was trying to create a wifi hotspot for some experiment, but i was unable to create an open hotspot. Hotspot created is always secured by WPA2 security. Is there any way to create an open hotspot without any password?

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You can create an open AP using create_ap tool.

Install create_ap

git clone https://github.com/oblique/create_ap
cd create_ap
sudo make install

Start and enable the service:

sudo systemctl start create_ap
sudo systemctl enable create_ap

To create an open Access point run the following command:

sudo create_ap wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint

To create an open Access Point from the same wifi interface (wlan0) run :

sudo create_ap wlan0 wlan0 MyAccessPoint


To solve the hostapd not found error , you should install hostapd:

sudo apt install hostapd
  • sudo systemctl start create_ap comaand is giving error : Failed to start create_ap.service: Unit create_ap.service not found.
    – Snake Eyes
    Mar 26, 2017 at 5:02
  • Did you have an error after : sudo make install ?
    – GAD3R
    Mar 26, 2017 at 11:33
  • After running sudo create_ap wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint its giving another error hostapd not found
    – Snake Eyes
    Mar 27, 2017 at 8:11
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    @SnakeEyes install hostapd apt install hostapd
    – GAD3R
    Mar 27, 2017 at 11:53

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