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howtos:network_services:running_an_access_point_from_a_slackware_box [2016/10/24 09:59 (UTC)]
louigi600 [5.2 DHCP Leases]
howtos:network_services:running_an_access_point_from_a_slackware_box [2019/09/01 07:03 (UTC)]
louigi600 [3.3 Other Software]
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   - edit the defconfig file and enable any optional features you need (default is fine for a simple setup)   - edit the defconfig file and enable any optional features you need (default is fine for a simple setup)
   - copy the defconfig file to .config   - copy the defconfig file to .config
 +  - make a softlink for netlink includes (cd /usr/include; ln -s libnl3/netlink .)
   - make   - make
   - make install (or optionally just put in /usr/local/bin just the hostapd binary)   - make install (or optionally just put in /usr/local/bin just the hostapd binary)
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 It should then be possible to restart rc.inet1 (or just rc.inet1 wlan0_down and rc.inet1 wlan0_up) and the client should associate. It should then be possible to restart rc.inet1 (or just rc.inet1 wlan0_down and rc.inet1 wlan0_up) and the client should associate.
 +
 +There's also the command line alternative with wpa_cli in this example we'll assume that your client is totally unconfigured and wpa_supplicant is not running. We're going to do everything on the command line:
 +
 +  # wpa_supplicant -B -W -Dwext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
 +  # wpa_cli
 +  wpa_cli v2.4
 +  Copyright (c) 2004-2015, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors
 +  
 +  This software may be distributed under the terms of the BSD license.
 +  See README for more details.
 +  
 +  Selected interface 'wlan0'
 +  
 +  Interactive mode
 +  
 +  > scan
 +  OK
 +  <3>WPS-AP-AVAILABLE 
 +  > scan_results
 +  bssid / frequency / signal level / flags / ssid
 +  02:0c:42:f9:73:23       2412    -58     [WPA-PSK-CCMP][WPA2-PSK-CCMP][ESS]
 +  a4:51:6f:95:37:b6       2462    -58     [WPA2-PSK-CCMP][WPS][ESS]       Windows Phone0377
 +  00:0c:42:f9:73:23       2412    -62     [ESS]   Insecure-WiFi  
 +  >  add_network
 +  0
 +  > set_network 0 ssid "Windows Phone0377"
 +  OK
 +  > set_network 0 psk "passwordforcrappywindowsphone"
 +  OK
 +  > enable_network 0OK
 +  OK 
 +  <2>Trying to authenticate with a4:51:6f:95:37:b6 (SSID='Windows Phone0377' freq=2437 MHz)
 +  <2>Trying to associate with a4:51:6f:95:37:b6 (SSID='Windows Phone0377' freq=2437 MHz)
 +  <2>Associated with a4:51:6f:95:37:b6
 +  <2>WPA: Key negotiation completed with a4:51:6f:95:37:b6 [PTK=CCMP GTK=CCMP]
 +  <2>CTRL-EVENT-CONNECTED - Connection to a4:51:6f:95:37:b6 completed (reauth) [id=0 id_str=]
 +  > save_config
 +  OK
 +  > quit
 +  #
 +  
 +If all went right and your wpa_supplicant.conf file had 
 +  update_config=1
 +in it the above snippet would have saved the new network to wpa_supplicant.conf and associated you with it.
 +
 +Remember that if you're associating with an non secured AP you need to use this:
 +  > set_network 0 ssid "Insecure-WiFi"
 +  OK
 +  > set_network 0 key_mgmt NONE
 +  OK
 +  >
 +
  
 ==== 4.7.3 Other Linux Distributions Wireless Clients ==== ==== 4.7.3 Other Linux Distributions Wireless Clients ====
-I've tried various other flavor distributions ... most don't use wpa_gui for associating to AP but  some sort of other tool that generally pops up when you click on the icon that notifies the presence of an Access Point. After a few headaches I found that best association success is achieved by forcing setup for hidden AP even if the AP I'm configuring has not the hidden essid.+I've tried various other flavor distributions ... most don't use wpa_gui for associating to AP but  some sort of other tool that generally pops up when you click on the icon that notifies the presence of an Access Point. After a few headaches I found that best association success is achieved by forcing setup for hidden AP even if the AP I'm configuring has not the hidden essid. You can always use wpa_cli on the command line if it's shipped with whatever distro you prefer.
  
  
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   - disallow password authentication   - disallow password authentication
   - minimize your attack surfaces   - minimize your attack surfaces
-Net me give you a little reasoning for that list+Let me give you a little reasoning for the list.
  
 ===== 6.1 Use Non Standard Ports ===== ===== 6.1 Use Non Standard Ports =====

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