Test Access Point

Access Point Configuration can be partially tested independently.

  1. Start hostapd at the command line.
    	  sudo hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
  2. Verify that interface is up.
    	  sudo ifconfig wlan0
    	  ... # wlan0 ... ... ...
  3. Verify that access point is up.
    	  sudo iwconfig wlan0
    	  ... # wlan0 ... Mode: Master ... 
  4. After ~5min, verify that other hosts
    can see new access point among other access points.
  5. Note that other hosts may be able to associate with new access point,
    but they will not receive network settings.
    unless provided by other running servers.