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    Question creating a wifi hotspot ap mode

    hello opensuse experts and users , I want to create a wifi hotspot access point , not ad-hoc mode , i am using opensuse 12.3 kde . I tried an app called WIFI Hostapd AP but it does not work , the message error

    is failed to start hostapd .. so if someone set up an access point before please tell me how to do it step by step ... i want to connect my nintendo 3DS to my opensuse 12.3 machine ,, thanks

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    Default Re: creating a wifi hotspot ap mode

    I'd still recommend hostapd.

    If you see an error, you need to either post the error exactly, upload a screenshot to something a pastebin or describe <exactly> what you see.
    And, of course, you need to describe <exactly> what you did immediately prior to the error.

    So, for instance it's anyone's guess whether
    - You really installed hostapd (from where?)
    - If you followed any instructions or if you tried to do this own your own
    - If you configured it
    - If you know how to start it
    - If you verified it started if you did attempt to start
    - If you know how to test a started service (hostapd)

    HTH,
    TSU

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    Default Re: creating a wifi hotspot ap mode

    thanks for your answer shaman penguin , i did install hostapd and dnsmasq with zypper , i know how to start a service for ex /etc/init.d/servicename start but i dont know how to configure it meaning editing the config file,

    what i want is if you can give me a little explanation of howto do it or just the right hostapd.conf and dnsmasq.conf , i succeeded to create a hotspot with lubuntu 13 , just by following a youtube video .. but my favorite

    distro is opensuse .. i know there are some difference in the way the configure file .. forget about the gui app , you can give the tuto in text mode ;


    thanks again

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    Default Re: creating a wifi hotspot ap mode

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    I'd still recommend hostapd.

    If you see an error, you need to either post the error exactly, upload a screenshot to something a pastebin or describe <exactly> what you see.
    And, of course, you need to describe <exactly> what you did immediately prior to the error.

    So, for instance it's anyone's guess whether
    - You really installed hostapd (from where?)
    - If you followed any instructions or if you tried to do this own your own
    - If you configured it
    - If you know how to start it
    - If you verified it started if you did attempt to start
    - If you know how to test a started service (hostapd)

    HTH,
    TSU


    thanks for your answer shaman penguin , i did install hostapd and dnsmasq with zypper , i know how to start a service for ex /etc/init.d/servicename start but i dont know how to configure it meaning editing the config file,

    what i want is if you can give me a little explanation of howto do it or just the right hostapd.conf and dnsmasq.conf , i succeeded to create a hotspot with lubuntu 13 , just by following a youtube video .. but my favorite

    distro is opensuse .. i know there are some difference in the way the configure file .. forget about the gui app , you can give the tuto in text mode ;


    thanks again

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