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Seravo blog: Linux and open source — technology and strategy Turn any computer into a wireless access point with Hostapd Do you want to make a computer function as a WLAN base station, so that other computers can use as it as their wifi access point? This can easily be done using the open source software Hostapd and compatible wifi hardware. This is a useful thing to do if computer acting as a firewall or as a server in the local network, and you want to avoid adding new appliances that all require their own space and cables in you already crowded server closet. Hostapd enables you to have full control of your WLAN access point and also enhances security. By using Hostapd the system will be completely in your control, every line of code can be audited and the source of all software can be verified and all software can be updated easily. With a proper Linux server admins can easily SSH into it and run upgrades using the familiar and trusted upgrade channels that Linux server distributions provide.

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Seravo blog: Linux and open source — technology and strategy Turn any computer into a wireless access point with Hostapd Do you want to make a computer function as a WLAN base station, so that other computers can use as it as their wifi access point?

This can easily be done using the open source software Hostapd and compatible wifi hardware. This is a useful thing to do if computer acting as a firewall or as a server in the local network, and you want to avoid adding new appliances that all require their own space and cables in you already crowded server closet.

Hostapd enables you to have full control of your WLAN access point and also enhances security. By using Hostapd the system will be completely in your control, every line of code can be audited and the source of all software can be verified and all software can be updated easily. With a proper Linux server admins can easily SSH into it and run upgrades using the familiar and trusted upgrade channels that Linux server distributions provide.

The first step in creating wireless base station with Hostapd is to make sure the WLAN hardware supports running in access point mode. Examples are listed in the hostapd documentation. The next step is to install the software called Hostapd by Jouni Malinen and others. This is a very widely used software and it most likely is available in your Linux distribution by default.

Many of the WLAN router appliances available actually are small Linux computers running hostapd inside, so by running hostapd on a proper Linux computer will give you at least all the features available in the WIFI routers, including advanced authentication and logging. Our example commands are for Ubuntu The relevant parts for a simple WPA2 protected Assuming that the access point network will use the address space If you have such hardware you might need to also run rfkill to enable the hardware using a command like rfkill unblock 0.

To be sure all changes take effect, finish by rebooting the computer. If everything is working, a new WLAN network should be detected by other devices.

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We will host an access point and then configure some DHCP network paramters for settling in the traffic routing and will make some amendments according the needs. This would allow us to create and manage our own networks without special needs to care about. In Windows, users usually used to accomplish this by running a couple command in command prompt and windows do the rest of this task itself by assigning predefined routing tables and IP ranges. Well, in linux we will have to do it ourself. Hostapd hostapd is a user-space daemon-process software to manage, host and implement wireless access points on the fly under the influence of nl driver which still is under development phase and not yet fully supported by many adapters.

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Turn any computer into a wireless access point with Hostapd

This requires a card with two radios though, which is pretty rare but hostapd supports it - if the card creates two wlanX interfaces, you might be lucky; What it cannot do Create multiple APs on different channels on the same card. Multiple APs on the same card will share the same channel; Create a dual-band AP, even with two cards. Routing Nothing special about routing an AP, it behaves exactly like an Ethernet interface. Sample configurations

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