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Hostapd Python Client

Earlier i had written a guide about setting up and running hostapd. To hone my python skills and make using and configuring hostapd simpler, i wrote a python client for hostapd. I also intend this project to serve as a base for a connectify-like GUI hostapd client, which i will start working on in a few days. This project is nearly complete, with proper logging system yet to implement and fix any unknown bugs.

Getting and Installing hostapd-python-script

Just paste this on your command line.


git clone https://github.com/nims11/hostapd-python-script.git

cd hostapd-python-script

Read the README.textile file, it will get you well covered.

Contribute

Help me improve it by reporting bugs, suggestions and pull requests. I have only tested it well enough under my Arch Linux installation with ath9k wifi driver, so reporting working/non-working environments will help a lot. I believe the sourcecode is simple enough to understand and i have documented most part of it. Will document the rest in few days as well.

Thank you 🙂

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Hostapd : The Linux Way to create Virtual Wifi Access Point

NOTE: Although this guide should work in most cases, it is not flawless and may require minor modifications to make the process work for your use case. Please do point out corrections and changes.

UPDATE (22-Oct-2018): Since this post still gets lots of hits despite being 6 years old, I have made some revisions to make it compatible with modern times. Major changes include:

  • Remove useless information
  • Replace ifconfig with ip
  • Replace dhcpd with dnsmasq

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