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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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Fedora 32/hostapd; Host AP / 5Ghz Frequencies, no IR issues

The problem is the same as the title. The device appears to be operating normally. # lspci | grep -i "ath" 04:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network ...
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Integrated eap server not working in hostapd

interface=wlan0 bridge=br0 hw_mode=g channel=7 wmm_enabled=0 macaddr_acl=0 auth_algs=1 ignore_broadcast_ssid=0 wpa=2 logger_syslog=-1 logger_syslog_level=2 logger_stdout=-1 logger_stdout_level=2 ...
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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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Cant Start Hostapd because multiple Errors

I have multiple errors while trying to start Hostapd I will post the errors output which i got after i tried to start it and looked at the status: root@l0calh0st:~# service hostapd status ● ...
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Is it possible to pipe config file to hostapd?

I use for some testing Raspberry Pis (Stretch) working as WiFi access points. Because i want to work with one global config file on many RPis i split hostapd.conf in 2 parts: hostapd.conf.global - ...
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Unable to start hostapd with Alfa card (Atheros) on Raspbian Lite

I'm trying to run hostapd on my RaspberryPi to set up an AP. I'm using an Alfa card that supports AP mode. The hostapd config I'm using is minimal as I'm testing why this doesn't work atm: interface=...
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Finding capabilities of wifi driver/device?

I'm running hostapd, configured by this project, to create an AP (access point) on an embedded device. I've also tested on a few laptops. With my laptop, wifi stays connected and a new interface ...
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Making hostapd work with systemd-networkd using a bridge

I have two ethernet ports and one wireless port on a router I am setting up. I am using systemd-networkd. I am renaming the ports first then creating a bridge then am bridging one of the the ...
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Forward ports over hostapd?

I'm running this project for creating access points which is built on top of hostapd. Running this works as expected, my ethernet connection is available as wifi: sudo create_ap wlan0 eth0 wifiname ...
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What is the consequence of re-using BSSID values?

hostapd.conf: # hostapd will generate BSSID mask based on the BSSIDs that are # configured. hostapd will verify that dev_addr & MASK == dev_addr. If this is # not the case, the MAC address of the ...
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How can I find the name of the hotspot connected devices from command line?

In my debian machine I have created an hotspot (hostapd) and some devices are connected using Wi-Fi. How can I get the name of the connected devices ex: xyz iphone, apple tv, john pc from the command ...
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How can I get hostapd_cli to work under sudo on debian stretch?

I have a bash script that runs hostapd_cli all_sta, and the script executes successfully from the command line under both jessie and stretch. The script also works when run under sudo on jessie but ...
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Fedora Server as Access point

I following this guide (for Rasbian) to use Fedora server 26 as a access point on the Raspberry Pi 3. I made some changes in the configs to make it work on Fedora. My configs are as follow: hostapd....
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How to handle this warning? [duplicate]

I try to execute this command I got this warning. root@sabresd_6dq:/system/etc/wifi # hostapd_cli hostapd_cli v2.5-devel-6.0.1 Copyright (c) 2004-2015, Jouni Malinen &...
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How to execute hostapd command in cli?

I always got error. When i execute hostapd command. I was changed everything in my hostapd.conf file but i got error. hostapd_cli wps_pbc Failed to connect to hostapd - wpa_ctrl_open: No such file or ...
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How to enable client isolation in wpa_supplicant?

Is that possible to enable client isolation in wpa_supplicant when it's used as AP? There is a configuration in hostapd called ap_isolate=1 . Is there a similar option in wpa_supplicant? thanks
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How to make Wireless AP accessible (local server) without internet connection?

Using hostapd and dhcpd, I was able to turn my raspberry Pi into a hotspot/router. It works fine, but I want to know how to make it accessible (via wifi) when it's disconnected from the internet. I ...
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How do I create a persistant (ad hoc) access point?

I was able to create an adhoc access point on my debian (raspberry pi) but when searching for wifi it shows the access point as a different symbol (ad hoc) and when I disconnect from it the access ...
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Force/Suggest the client to use one specific EAP method

I would like to suggest to the client which one EAP method and inner authentication to use. I'm using hostapd to create the AP. I've tried by removing some methods in the hostapd.eap_user but I ...
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Change default EAP type in hostapd

I'm trying to change the default EAP type in hostapd but I am not able to understand how to do that. Here's what I've found reading the hostapd.conf file: # NAI Realm information # One or more realm ...
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How to change EAP method in hostapd?

I've seen that hostapd support a lot of EAP methods. But it's not clear to me how I can switch to one of these methods. I've checked in the .conf file but I honestly don't know which parameter I ...
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udhcpd.service started, but udhcpd process not running

I did setup hostapd and udhcpd for my wlan0. After startup, the hostapd is running and I see the ssid with another device, but I don't receive a dhcp address. Well, I can't, because the udhcpd is not ...
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Show a web page, once connected to an open wifi hotspot

I'm trying to create a wifi hotspot without encryption on my Raspberry Pi 3, by using Hostapd. How can I show a window with my own web page every time someone connects to it? I think the closest ...
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Hostapd and lighttpd - manually download?

Is there any alternative to command apt-get install *name of package* When I type the same command apt-get install *name of package* from which website that packages are downloaded? Is it possible to ...
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starting hostapd fails — ACS: Unable to collect survey data

I'm on a jessie on an embedded device, trying to set the WLAN into AP mode. When I try # /usr/sbin/hostapd -P /run/hostapd.wlan0.pid /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd....