setup of wireless access point (WAP)

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setup of wireless access point (WAP)

Postby graemev2 » 2019-01-08 18:00

I wonder if I've missed a FAQ ? I'm trying to setup a wireless access point on stretch .

The ones I found pointed me at hostapd(8) . Having spent about a half day playing with it, I find:

1: The init script installed does not appear to save the error messages anywhere . I had to run the command by had to spot the syntax errors in my hostapd.config
2: I had to manually enable the wifi with rfkill(1) , which is not installed by default and , it seems, not used in the script

Feels like there is a stretch/debain specific setup guide somewhere, which I've missed. Could somebody point me at it?
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Re: setup of wireless access point (WAP)

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-08 18:17

Check the Debian wiki, that has a hostap page for Prism hardware.

The ArchWiki guide looks transferable: ... cess_point

EDIT: for errors check the systemd journal.
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