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Problem with creating wifi-hotspot with with hostapd and dnsmasq

OS: Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS (64 bit) I am trying to create an access point on my laptop and connect my android phone to it. My phone connects, shows Obtaining IP Address, and disconnects immediately. I ...
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Wi-Fi Access Point has very low speed in one direction

We are creating an Access Point on an embedded device by using hostapd and dnsmasq. No iptables rule is set. We set it on 5Ghz (a/n) however max transfer speed is 6.1 Mbyte/sec. (Tried with scp and ...
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How can I keep both access point and connection to wifi working simultaneously?

I am working on a device running Yocto Linux. A systemd service is set to create an access point at boot: systemd unit: [Unit] Description=Creates access point. After=network.target [Service] ...
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hostapd disables and enables interface

My hostapd, after some minutes of execution, it does this: wlan1: INTERFACE-DISABLED wlan1: INTERFACE-ENABLED then, connected clients lose connection and, if i try reconnecting, it wont't connect ...
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hostapd not working after some seconds of being connected

I have one Raspberry Pi 4 B in which I installed hostapd in order to set an Access Point to get access to the device. The hostapd configuration file that I have is the following one: driver=nl80211 ...
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Why configure bridge in hostapd.conf

In a lot of hostapd documentation (is there a single comprehensive one that covers all options?) I read that it is necessary to configure the bridge to which the wireless interface belongs to, using ...
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How can you connect to a virtual AP using a different virtual WIFI interface?

I'm new to everything, so please bare this in mind if this is a stupid question :) I have created a virtual WIFI interface (wlan1) and hosted a hostapd AP on it. I now want to connect to this AP from ...
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Makefile: 1037: recipe for target '../src/ap/beacon.o' failed

I am installing hosatpd-wpe as on kali linux rolling 2017.2 follows: wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/aircrack-ng/aircrack-ng/master/patches/wpe/hostapd-wpe/hostapd-wpe.patch wget https://w1.fi/...
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WiFi interface configured as AP is down after system restart

I'm trying to setup my WiFi interface in AP mode using hostapd. However, after system restart startup hangs for about 2min on: A start job is running for Wait for Network to be Configured It seems ...
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Wi-Fi Access Point on Linux: Fallback to 20 MHz: hostapd 80 MHz

MediaTek mt7612u offers WPA3 at 876 Mb/s on 5 GHz 80 MHz 2x2:2 mcs 9 With Ubuntu 21.04, this suddenly works without the power-off-level crashes of 6 months ago — Stuck on 54 Mb/s 802.11g However, ...
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How to filter ARP-Requests with Nftables using a Raspberry Pi as AP (using hostapd)

I´m trying to filter ARP-requests coming from certain IP-addresses in my network. I tried : table arp filter { chain input { type filter hook input priority 0; policy drop; ...
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Hostapd active, but no WIFI signal with ath9k

I'm trying to set up a wifi access point with hostapd, which seems to be running fine, but I can't see the hotspot on another device. The wifi card is DNXA-116 with AR9382 chipset. When running the ...
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hostapd client cannot ping the host but the host can

I have an embedded system running Linux and I configured it to create an access point using hostapd and udhcpd. I can connect to the access point and receive an IP with a client device. However, I ...
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Cannot ping from PC to hostapd access point, but I can ping from the host to the PC

I am working on an embedded system running Yocto. I created an access point using the following commands: iw dev wlan0 interface add wlan1 type __ap ifconfig wlan1 hw ether 00:25:ca:07:0d:a6 ifconfig ...
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Raspberry Pi AP hostapd not working with WPA

I'm trying to make an AP out of my Raspberry Pi and I have a strange problem. I have installed hostadp and dnsmasq When I set an open network everything works but when I try to add a passphrase, only ...
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Clients cannot connect to each other on WLAN. No reply on ARP requests

I have install a WLAN with an access point which connects the clients to the internet. At first all seemed to work correctly until I noticed that the clients can not communicate with each other. Here ...
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Why can't hostapd service start AP configured in 5 GHz band using Intel AX200 based adapter?

I am trying to set up an AP using the following configuration: Wi-Fi adapter: TP-Link AX3000 (Intel AX200 based) Operating system: Ubuntu Server 20.10 (groovy) Kernel version: 5.8.0-44-generic ...
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Raspberry pi (running Debian) Access Point - Another Pi Crashes It

I have a Pi3b+ hooked up to my router running hostapd, dnsmasq and openvpn running an airvpn config, it is solid as a rock. It has a static IP on wlan0 192.168.4.1 and serves a local IP range, ...
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Create hotspot in raspbian

I have a RPI 2 with raspbian OS. I have a WI-FI USB adapter too that it is connected to the pi. I want to use wlan0 as a hotspot but any try get failed. I tried this guide and some open source project ...
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Cannot ping or access webserver

I have a kali chroot running on my phone which has a custom kernel that includes external usb wifi adapter drivers. Inside the chroot, I'm using hostapd to create an AP and isc-dhcp-server for DHCP. I'...
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WEP access point with hostapd

I'm trying to set up a WEP access point for old hardware. Here's my hostapd.conf: interface=wlx08beac0a6c1d country_code=UK ieee80211d=1 ieee80211n=0 hw_mode=g channel=4 wmm_enabled=1 ssid=banana ...
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hostapd on two interfaces (two configuration files)

I have two wireless interfaces and I want to run different APs on each. (Neither hardware supports multiple SSIDs.) I have a .conf file for each interface. How do I get hostapd to use them both ...
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Hostapd not starting despite successful startup message

I have Hostapd running on Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. It's set to run as a service, or so I thought. Whenever I reboot the system, the status indicates it's running properly. root@beelink:~# service hostapd ...
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Creating a virtual wifi network interface for a second hostapd access point

I'm trying to set up hostapd with two SSIDs. One I can do; a second is proving impossible. My latest hypothesis is that one first has to create another of them things what appear in ip a, then add it ...
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Raspberry Pi 4 Model B - External RT3070 WiFi adapter - Hostapd crashing

I'm attempting to use my Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with one of these ModMyPi Ralink RT3070-based-chipset usb wireless adapters as an AP via hostapd. The issue I'm facing is as follows: Start hostapd AP ...
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Intel wireless card AX200 5g AP mode worked then failed

I have two intel wireless card, one of them is AX200. I didn't know intel disabled all 5g ap mode before buying it. The reason I want to use a wireless card for ap is I want to test how many ...
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Intel AX200 ap-mode

Has anyone been successful in enabling ap-mode for Intel AX-200 WLAN adapters on the 5GHz band? After a few weeks of attempting and searching other forums there hasn't been a positive note yet that ...
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WiFI issues on Ubuntu 18.04.3 with 4.9 kernel and Atheros AR9285 PCI wireless adapter

We have some (embedded) systems based on the NXP i.MX6Q boards. Some are equipped with Intel WiFi modules and some are equipped with modules based on the Atheros AR9285 chipset. We have for a while ...
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Getting hostapd and dnsmasq working together

I have both hostapd and dnsmasq running but for some reason any connected host does not get assigned an IP. tcpdump shows the client pinging the broadcast IP but no response. hostapd config ...
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Trying to install HostAPD on Kali linux Error = Driver does not support authentication/association or connect commands

Im using latest Kali 5.4.0-kali2-amd64 in a VM (vmware) with a TP-Link TL-WN722N v2 dongle, Im trying to setup an access point routed through my Kali VM so that I can connect an android device to it ...
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hostapd clients don't get ipv4 addresses

I'm trying to setup a raspberrypi 4 as a wifi access point. Following the official documentation I managed to bridge my eth0 interface and setup hostapd. The bridges IP is provided by an exisiting ...
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NetworkManager Hotspot vs. HostAPD

It seems that the preferred way of making a AP out of your Wireless NIC is to use HostAPD. However, there is an easier and out-of-the-box alternative method that can be done with single command with ...
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Debian Router Configuration Problem

I just got my brand new laptop and I intet to make the old one to act as a home router, just to play and learn a bit about Networking. After I fallow some tutorials, I make the configuration as fallow:...
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How to control the Bit Rate (mbps) of Raspberry Pi Access Point

I have two "Raspberry Pi 3 B+" boards which are required to be connected. One Raspberry Pi is configured as Access Point (AP) and the other one is just a Client. When both are connected, I write the ...
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Hostapd hotspot not running

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 ...
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Hostapd doesn't work for one of my device

I'm trying to set up my Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ as an access point with an access point with a WiFi dongle. I'm following this tutorial : https://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot. I can set up ...
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ARP requests sent from wrong interface on Hostapd managed access point

I am trying to setup a wireless access point, managed by Hostapd and with dynamic VLAN support. The VLANs are managed dynamically by a FreeRadius server that I use for 802.X authentication. I am ...
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WIFI Hostapd router serves only several internet sites

I have built a server on Debian Stretch. It has three ethernet cards and one wifi card Gemtek WPIA-116G. When a cable is connected it works well. But without the cable, by wifi, a client computer ...
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Limited throughput of traffic originating from wireless access point

Introduction: In an effort to avoid purchasing extraneous hardware, I've managed to configure my media center PC as a wireless access point using hostapd in bridge mode. This works, but I'm ...
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SSID of hostapd is not visible

I'm working on Ubuntu 18.04. ifconfig enp3s0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 ether 94:c6:91:1f:49:92 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 0 bytes 0 (0.0 B)...
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How to determine what hardware is associated with what network interface

I have an inbuilt network card and a Wi-Fi dongle. I use wpa_supplicant, hostapd and the likes to operate them. The trouble is that sometimes the dongle is wlan0, and sometimes it is wlan1 (...
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Hostapd on a Raspberry Pi 3 with external WiFi card

I am trying to set an AP on a Raspberry Pi 3 using an external USB WiFi card and hostapd and dsnmasq. I have managed to achieve it using the internal WiFi card but when I try to switch to my external ...
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Setting up Dnsmaq to serve DHCP addresses to Hostapd Hotspot

I am trying to setup dnsmasq to act as DHCP server for a hostapd-based WiFi hotspot. When client connects WAP2 negotiation succeeds, but dnsmasq consistently outputs the following errors. [ 2081....
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Namespace management with ip netns (iproute2)

I would like to know where to look up changes applied to custom namespaces. Let's say I have a namespace "ns1" with virtual interfaces "vpeer" and "lo" inside and I would like to modify configurations ...
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Hostapd SSID disappears after some seconds

I'm using hostapd to share another wifi connection through my raspberry pi zero w bult in wifi card. After the raspberry pi boot I can see my SSID in my phone and even connect to it and use it for ...
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TL-WN822N wifi not establishing AP mode in armv7l

I'm using odroid-xu4 with dietpi OS. I wished to use TL-WN822N wifi device as a hotspot. So I installed a driver of rtl8192eu by using this https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver It ...
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IEEE 802.11AC 8x8 MU-MIMO with multiple NICs [closed]

Is it possible to use multiple WiFi cards to create a 8x8 MU-MIMO access point with example HostAPD. The reason for why I'm asking, is because I can only find PCI-E WiFi card that support up-to 4x4, ...
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hostapd: Failed to set channel (freq=2417): -16 (Device or resource busy)

I'm trying to set up a WiFi Access Point on my Raspberry Pi. I set up the network interface to a static IP and installed hostapd. I'm using this config: # Interface and Driver interface=wlan0 #...
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multicast_to_unicast with hostapd on RPi

I'm trying to use hostapd's multicast_to_unicast feature. The AP is working fine, but I get this error: nl80211: multicast to unicast not supported on interface wlan0 I'm on Raspbian with next ...
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Interactive control of which stations are allowed to connect to hostapd softAP

Setup: I have two devices working in IEEE802.11 infrastructure mode. I have the station using wpa_supplicant to establish connections and the access point on the other device provided via hostapd. ...
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