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Re: [vox] Converting Ubuntu Box into an Access Point



On Monday 16 October 2006 09:57 am, Benjamin Allistair ammystars-at-gmail.com 
|lugod| wrote:
> I am trying to convert my Ubuntu box into an access point. I only have
> my OS X laptop as a client to see if what I'm doing is working.
>
> Basically what I have done is installed hostapd, bridge-utils, and
> wireless-tools using apt-get.
>
> I am loading the hostap_ drivers and have blacklists the orinoco_
> drivers that come by default.
>
> From OS X I can see the SSID  but when I go to authenticate, I am only
> given the option of using WEP and it won't authenticate anyways.

Are you using a prism2 wireless card? If so, try updating the firmware on it. 
 There are some howtos available for this online, try google.

> Below are snippets from what I thought to be relative config file
> entries and system info.
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Here is a snippet from my /etc/network/interfaces
>
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
>
> auto eth1
> #iface eth1 inet manual
>         #iwconfig wifi0 mode Master
>         #iwconfig eth1 essid Oneil2
>
> iface br0 inet dhcp
>         bridge_ports eth0 eth1
>         pre-up ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0 up
>         pre-up ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 up
>         pre-up iwconfig wifi0 mode master
>         pre-up brctl addbr br0
>         pre-up brctl addbr eth0
>         pre-up brctl addbr eth1
>         post-down ifconfig eth0 0.0.0.0 down
>         post-down ifconfig eth1 0.0.0.0 down
>         post-down brctl delif br0 eth0
>         post-down brctl delif br0 eth1
>         post-down brctl delbr br0
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Here is my hostapd.conf
> interface=eth1
> bridge=br0
> driver=hostap
> logger_syslog=-1
> logger_syslog_level=2
> logger_stdout=-1
> logger_stdout_level=2
> debug=0
> dump_file=/tmp/hostapd.dump
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> ssid=Oneil24
> auth_algs=3
> eapol_key_index_workaround=0
> eap_server=0
> wpa=3
> wpa_psk_file=/etc/hostapd/wpa_psk
> wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
> wpa_pairwise=TKIP CCMP
> stakey=0
>
> ------------------------------------
> My /etc/hostapd/wpa_psk file looks like:
> 00:00:00:00:00:00 1234567890
>
> ------------------------------------
> yan@celery:~$ ifconfig
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:4B:CD:0F:7A
>           inet addr:192.168.2.3  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
>           inet6 addr: fe80::210:4bff:fecd:f7a/64 Scope:Link
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:2174 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:893 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:1713966 (1.6 MiB)  TX bytes:89343 (87.2 KiB)
>           Interrupt:11
>
> eth1ap    Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
> 00-04-E2-80-49-FD-00-01-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:2290  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0x100
>
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>           inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
>           inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
>           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>           RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>           RX bytes:0 (0.0 b)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
>
> wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
> 00-04-E2-80-49-FD-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
>           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
>           RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>           TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>           RX bytes:602 (602.0 b)  TX bytes:512 (512.0 b)
>           Interrupt:5 Base address:0x100
> ---------------------------------------------
>
> yan@celery:~$ iwconfig
> lo        no wireless extensions.
>
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
> wifi0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Oneil24"
>           Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:04:E2:80:49:FD
>           Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Power Management:off
>
> eth1      IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Oneil24"
>           Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:04:E2:80:49:FD
>           Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:2  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:9  Invalid misc:13439   Missed beacon:0
>
> sit0      no wireless extensions.
>
> eth1ap    IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"Oneil24"
>           Mode:Master  Frequency:2.422 GHz  Access Point: 00:04:E2:80:49:FD
>           Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
>           Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
>           Power Management:off
>
> -------------------------------------------------
>
> yan@celery:~$ lsmod | grep hostap
> hostap_cs              69272  3
> hostap                128260  1 hostap_cs
> ieee80211_crypt         7296  3
> ieee80211_crypt_wep,ieee80211_crypt_tkip,hostap pcmcia                
> 42556  1 hostap_cs
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