I installed and set-up hotspot using hostapd.
# /etc/init.d/hostapd start [ ok ] Starting hostapd (via systemctl): hostapd.service.
But when I try to connect my phone to the hotspot, it does not show up on the list. Why is it so? I use Debian on Gnome environment.
This is what my hostapd.conf file looks like:
interface=wlp3s0 ieee80211n=1 channel=6 bridge=br0 ssid=Pauling wpa=2 country code=IN wpa_passphrase=password wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK wpa_pairwise=TKIM rsn_pairwise=CCMP autht_algs=1 macaddr acl=0 # Change the broadcasted/multicasted keys after this many seconds. wpa_group_rekey=600 # Change the master key after this many seconds. Master key is used as a basis wpa_gmk_rekey=86400
Edit: The error in journalctl -b -u hostapd is:
Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management: hostapd failed!