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Setting CentOS up as AccessPoint

Posted: 2020/01/20 07:33:07
by matt2020
Hi,

I am looking at setting up CentOS 8 up as an WIFI Access Point on my PC Engines APU board.

I'm not seeing a hostapd available anywhere for CentOS8 ?

Is there a different method of doing this now ?

thx

Matt

Re: Setting CentOS up as AccessPoint

Posted: 2020/01/22 22:27:49
by summitflier
I had to do something like this.

nmcli con add type wifi ifname wlp5s0 mode ap con-name wlp5s0 802-11-wireless.ssid mywifissid
nmcli con modify wlp5s0 802-11-wireless.band bg connection.autoconnect yes 802-11-wireless-security.key-mgmt wpa-psk
nmcli con modify wlp5s0 802-11-wireless-security.psk secretpassword ipv4.addr 192.168.3.1/24 ipv4.method shared

nmcli con up wlp5s0

change your connection-name, interface, ip-address, and password accordingly.

Re: Setting CentOS up as AccessPoint

Posted: 2020/01/29 21:35:08
by matt2020
Thanks this helped. My card only supports 1/2 being an AP it looks like. Dual band but the 5ghz band is blocked because they set the eprom to "World" instead of "US", where we can use this. So unless I can figure out how to override the ath9k driver and tell it where I am so it allows radiation on the allow freqs, to be an AP on 5ghz (2.4ghz works fine) I will have to look for a new mini-pcie card.