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Puppy as a wifi access point
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mahaju


Joined: 11 Oct 2010
Posts: 493
Location: between the keyboard and the chair

PostPosted: Sun 15 Sep 2013, 07:33    Post subject:  

I just realised I forgot about something more important
How do i stop internet sharing through wifi?
Clicking on shareinter through the file manager again seems to remove the green circle from it's icon, but the laptop wifi is still sharing it's internet
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SFR


Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 1111

PostPosted: Sun 15 Sep 2013, 07:56    Post subject:  

mahaju wrote:
WOW it's working
Thanks a lot Smile ^___^
the good thing is I can use the Internet both on the computer and the tablet now
Thank you soooo much
Just want to make sure about one thing though
To change the name of the network that the tablet sees in the Wifi list, I have to change
Code:
ssid=NetLink

and to change the password, I have to change
Code:
wpa_passphrase=SomePassword

Is this all that I need to do? (I just want to make sure, as I have no idea what is happenning behind the scenes, or how do I trouble shoot it if something goes wrong
I am actually confused about this part of the original post

Quote:
if encryption, what passphrase. Then you should convert your chosen ASCII passphrase into its true 64 digit hex value, using this command -
Code:
wpa_passphrase <ssid> <passphrase>


Do I need to worry about this if I use wpa_passphrase=SomePassword in the conf file?

Well, I hope that's all what's needed.
But actually, at this point you know as much as I do if it comes for setting the whole thing up.

BTW, this article was helpful when I was fiddling with hostapd.conf:
http://nims11.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/hostapd-the-linux-way-to-create-virtual-wifi-access-point/

Glad could help! Smile

Quote:
I just realised I forgot about something more important
How do i stop internet sharing through wifi?
Clicking on shareinter through the file manager again seems to remove the green circle from it's icon, but the laptop wifi is still sharing it's internet

Hmm, that's odd... Try this, I'm using it to completely disable sharing and access point:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# To determine kernel wireless driver, use this:
# lspci -k | grep -A3 -i 'wireless'

DRIVER=rtl8192se

/root/my-roxapps/shareInternet/AppRun
killall hostapd

rmmod $DRIVER
sleep 1
modprobe $DRIVER

Just replace DRIVER= with yours.

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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
Posts: 5293
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sun 15 Sep 2013, 17:41    Post subject:  

mahaju wrote:
Do I need to worry about this if I use wpa_passphrase=SomePassword in the conf file?

No, the passphrase will generally work fine.
It's just an added degree of reliability if you can pre-convert the passphrase into its equivalent hex value - since hostapd must eventually do this conversion, anyway.

To be clear, the configuration line for the passphrase is -
"wpa_passphrase="

and the configuration line for the equivalent hex value is-
"wpa_psk="

You should comment out whichever line is not being used.
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bill

Joined: 28 May 2008
Posts: 495

PostPosted: Sun 15 Sep 2013, 22:36    Post subject: Puppy as a wifi access point  

Trying this in Slacko 531but according to the Package Manager I am missing these.
libssl.so.1 and libcrypto.so.1

are these required or is the PPM telling me a tale? cheers
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Snacktime

Joined: 04 Dec 2013
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec 2013, 17:12    Post subject: TP-Link TL-WN722N
Subject description: How to set AP mode
 

For the TP-Link TL-WN722N:

I got it working in AP mode. My installed package list looks like:

iw-0.9.9 (from forum)
libnl3-3.2.11 (from package manager)
hostapd-2.0
bridge-utils-1.5

There's an updated version of iw in the package manager but I haven't tried it yet since the old version works. The WN722N throws the same (8B06) error code that mahaju ran into. It doesn't switch modes with iwconfig. I think the nl80211 driver it uses is looking for iw and iw's dependent libnl so that hostapd can switch the mode automatically when it runs. Turn hostapd on in a second terminal before you run the wlan0 bridge command. That will let it go through. Then killall hostapd to turn it off and run the last commands to finalize the bridge. Afterwards start hostapd again and you'll be able to connect.
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Kicalaf


Joined: 22 May 2013
Posts: 40
Location: Belgrade

PostPosted: Sun 02 Feb 2014, 00:07    Post subject:  

Thanks so much, great tut Very Happy
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mekalu2k4

Joined: 22 Apr 2014
Posts: 48

PostPosted: Tue 22 Apr 2014, 17:40    Post subject: sfs of hostapd
Subject description: clear n step by step instructions are appreciated
 

Hi seniors,

Please, anybody can point to me a SFS package of this HOSTAPD and then instructions (with screenshots) step-by-step? I have a main computer with puppylinux and 2 other computers (now on windows, but want to migrate to puppy soon). I need to have this wi-fi hotspot sorted out. Another point I would like to make is - for Ubuntu, there is a youtube video explaining how to create the hotspot with it. I would appreciate if somebody makes a video showing the same for puppy and provides a link. That reduces burden on non-tech people like me.

Thanks in advance!

PS:
I am very new to linux, not really good at computers either. All I use is MS-Word and Excel only. However, my experience with linux so far is great. I got rid of windows (I had spent a lot of money in upgrading hardware, software etc as I was following instructions I receive on the screen) and finally took a nice decision to change.
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