Questions from green hand
Thu Dec 18 23:37:33 PST 2008
> 1. What is the relationship between WPA supplication and Hostapd.
> Could Hostapd configure as a station without wpa supplication?
No. Hostapd implements the AP side, wpa_supplicant implements the
> 2. When configuring an AP with hostapd, if there is another ethernet
> interface beside the wireless interface, does the eth0 have its own
Your choice. You can implement a bridging AP or a routing AP. I've gone
> 3. When changing the configuration of hostapd or WPA supplication,
> do I have to kill/stop the deamon, rebuild the configuration files,
> then start again? If I do the configuration in a process such as
> another C program, what a big task! Any example or script?
If your distribution has a hostapd package then that typically comes
with infrastructure to accomplish this. In my case I edit the hostapd
configuration and when I'm ready I restart the daemon using the
/etc/init.d/hostapd script (Debian-based distribution).
I don't use wpa_supplicant as all of my clients are Windows-based. But I
understand that Network Manager may be what you're after. I suggest
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