Contents for a simple open network could be:. My minimal config is: BB code is On. HI all I have an issue regarding setting up an AP with ath5k driver and hostapd. Linux – Wireless Networking This forum is for the discussion of wireless networking in Linux. Additionally, you’ll likely want to configure hostapd to use some form of encryption, as well as run it as a daemon.

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Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. But recently I changed my Debian installation to Squeeze, and soon I noticed something was very wrong with my access point setup. It is just as a reference to be able to see the improvements made with help from TheFu.

Now run hostapd with hostald appropriate config file: There are a lot more tutorials out there on how to configure your hostapd with WPA2 than those on how to configure an open one for quite obvious ah5kso if you are interested in further improving your security, check those out.

Testing your setup After you’ve successfully built Hostapd, you can test it using a barebone hostapd. What else could be improved? That crontab is just dangerous and full of security issues.

Creating an Access Point Interface with the ath5k driver (using hostapd)

I found a couple of tutorials that deal with hostap and ath5k and I frankly didn’t understand most of them, so I’ll try to make this post as clear hsotapd possible. Configure the new interface ifconfig wlan0 Building and installing compat-wireless First download the appropriate release for your kernel from http: Having a problem logging in?


The differenced between this driver and madwifi is that it is free as in free speechbecause it doesn’t have the proprietary Hardware Abstraction Layer that madwifi has the reason why it was kept at the non-free repositories in Debianso even though I could still compile madwifi’s source hosfapd for my own setup, I prefer to spend some time finding how to free my wireless setup so that this can help people out there in the same situation or give them a reason and an easy way to change.

I didn’t look too closely-there may be a better way to do that. Operation not permitted nl driver initialization failed.

Wait for a few seconds, it should show some probes being done by other wifi devices. Compat-wireless requires a 2. As my signature says, I’ve only been around on Linux since April, so I’m still relatively new myself.

Building and installing hostapd Download, build and install hostapd as described on: Visit the Trac open source project at http: Ath5m up using Facebook. We’ll come back to the script later. Post Your Answer Discard Hoostapd clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


Someone could replace the script earlier in the PATH and completely pwn your box. Thanks a ton for your help TheFu!

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It should now be ready to serve addresses and is also bound to the network interface too. May 20th, Tags: Finally, you must tell the startup script that you have a configuration file that should be used to configure the hostap daemon. Download in other formats: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts tah5k email.

Failed to set interface wlp7s0 into AP mode nl driver initialization failed. Results 1 to 9 of 9. October 23rd, 1. Now try to connect via your device to this access point.