Setting up wlan0 as an access point in BPI-R1


(bpi team) #1

Just wanted to share my experiences in getting wlan0 on BPI-R1 to work as an access point! Basically, I followed the instructions on this website: http://bogeskov.dk/UsbAccessPoint.html

The hostapd binary from Debian’s repo doesn’t include the necessary drivers so we have to download them from Realtek’s website:

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=48&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true#RTL8192CU

And then:

unzip RTL8192xC_USB_linux_*.zip
tar zxvf RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_*/wpa_supplicant_hostapd/wpa_supplicant_hostapd-0.8_rtw_*.tar.gz
cd wpa_supplicant_hostapd-0.8_*/hostapd/
make
sudo cp hostapd hostapd_cli /usr/local/sbin/

And use this as the hostapd.conf file:

ssid=MyAccessPoint
wpa_passphrase=MySecretPassword

ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
interface=@INTERFACE@
bridge=br0
driver=rtl871xdrv
hw_mode=g
channel=6
wpa=2

beacon_int=100
hw_mode=g
ieee80211n=1
wme_enabled=1
ht_capab=[SHORT-GI-20][SHORT-GI-40][HT40+]
wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
wpa_pairwise=CCMP
max_num_sta=8
wpa_group_rekey=86400

This worked like a charm for me!

Hope this information can help others!

this work is do by lmsilva,thank lmsilva share it.


(Sergiy Lavrynenko) #2

Download link looks like not broken but web page behind it does not offer to download anything((( Please provide another download link.


(Sergiy Lavrynenko) #3

There is a handy way to compile fixed hostaptd abd 8292cu driver compatible with it:

Everything is compiled and installed with one script. A few pre-requisites need to be installed manually.

But I would appreciate if WI FI access point will work out-of-the box for all downloaded OS images installed on PBI R1.