Hotspot sharing wifi (access point)


#1

Hello

Am a Banana’s Neewbe ! :blush:

I would like to create a wifi hotspot (sharing wifi to allow local access to my bpi)

I read a lot of topics about bpi R2 or m3 on it ! :anguished:
…but nothing about bpi-m2u (ultra) aka R40 (if am not wrong)

So, I would like to clarify myself on it.
Do the BpiM2U allow to creat local wifi hotspot ?
Do the Access Point is working on it ?
Do you have informations ? A good topic for me ?

Thanks :upside_down_face:


(Seifeddine Saadani) #2

Hello

Have you find a solution? I try too without success!

Best regards


(ZB) #3

Hello, I succeed to create an AP on M2U on Ubuntu,but it is very strange I can’t find the ssid signal which was I created when I use my laptop or phone to search wifi.

Here are the steps:

  1. apt-get update

  2. apt-get upgrade

  3. apt-get install hostapd

  4. vim /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf

    input these to hostapd.conf:

    interface=wlan0
    ssid=test_m2p
    driver=nl80211
    country_code=US
    hw_mode=g
    channel=1
    max_num_sta=5
    wpa=2
    auth_algs=1
    rsn_pairwise=CCMP
    wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
    wpa_passphrase=12341234
    
  5. hostapd -d /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf


#4

How did you install the driver? I have extreme problems with the current kernel…

Any Idea how to fix this?


(ZB) #5

I use Ubuntu system,which system did you use?

could you share me the link?


#6

The Debian 9.1 Image,

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_YnvHgh2rwjeTh4TmlnMGl5X3M/view?usp=drivesdk


(ZB) #7

Hello, I created ap successfully, here are steps:

  1. download hostapd packages( I’m using hostapd-2.6.tar.gz )

  2. install hostapd in debian

  3. after you installed, execute these commands:

  • nmcli radio wifi off
  • rfkill unblock wlan
  1. start hostapd: hostapd -B /etc/hostapd.conf


#8

Ok, but that is not the problem. The Problem is I can not install the driver for my Wifi Adapter. (Rocketek 600).

I want to use this adapter, because the dual band wifi support.