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FS#26087 - [netcfg] add wireless access point connection type

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 14:41 GMT
Last edited by Eric Belanger (Snowman) - Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 01:08 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To Jouke Witteveen (jouke)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


WiFi access point profile is usefull.

Currently I use slightly modified ethernet connection (without NO-CARRIER checking) and PRE_DOWN/POST_UP commands.

It would be good to get AP profile with ability to specify options for hostapd and dhcpd.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Eric Belanger (Snowman)
Tuesday, 30 April 2013, 01:08 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Additional comments about closing:  netcfg has been moved to AUR
Comment by Matthias Dienstbier (fs4000) - Saturday, 19 May 2012, 21:34 GMT
wpa_supplicant has a build option CONFIG_AP which will be used by the next major networkmanager release. This makes setting up an access point really easy. There are only two differences to a normal network-block: mode=2 enables AP mode and frequency must be specified. This is supported by most mac80211 drivers.
Comment by Sergej Pupykin (sergej) - Monday, 21 May 2012, 15:30 GMT
Currently it
>> can be used for open and WPA2-Personal networks (optionally, with WPS);

So using hostapd is better.