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Giorgio Climb

hostapd on orange pi light realtek driver

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Sorry my english and my ignorance in linux


I'm trying to activate hostapd on orange pi light.

I think realtek driver.


Nework appairs, but i cannot associate, it says wrong password (12345678)


iwconfig has not password item:


lo        no wireless extensions.

br0       no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"ARMBIAN"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.432 GHz  Access Point: 2E:98:51:56:D5:65   
          Bit Rate:72.2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0  
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=1/100  Signal level=6/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

enx00e04c3603a7  no wireless extensions.


Onnline documentation talks about realtek




Default binary and configuration location:


Realtek binary and configuration location:



I do not have these files -rt

How can I do ? And how are they used?

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I have same problem with PC+ with  Armbian5.25 Ubuntu xenial 3.4.113 and even i downgrade hostapd to 2.1 and still it doesn't accept password and I can't connect with PC and mobile    .

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What OS is the phone? Android? Windows? ios? I know for  fact the image posted above works as it should on the PC Plus, I have it running right here.


My Android phone  / tablet works fine, my 10 windows box does not connect (well "connects" but authentication fails) , but it is flaky about wpa some times.


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I received Orange Pi Zero

Loaded its own firmware.  Armbian_5.30_Orangepizero_Ubuntu_xenial_default_3.4.113

When I launch armbian-config, and i enable hotspot WiFi, I receive tis error message:

Wireless adapter: wlan0

No compatible hostapd driver found.

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Yes, it looks armbian-config is not completely resilient to other changes ... it used to work but now it doesn't anymore. 

Now you have to proceed manual way. temporally workaround:


apt install hostapd
cd /etc/network
ln -sf interfaces.hostapd interfaces
systemctl disable network-manager
sed -i "s/^DAEMON_CONF=.*/DAEMON_CONF=\/etc\/hostapd.conf/" /etc/init.d/hostapd 

You will see: ARMBIAN / 12345678 ... Configure /etc/hostapd.conf


Edit: it looks like this problem is affected only to Orange Pi Zero.

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Ok, work.
But i Need Two class of ip, one on eth0 and one on wlan0
On eth0 on DCP, on wlan on static ip.
I don't have necessity that the wifi go on internet, it doesn't serve me of it bridge, of it nat.
Me enough that the CPU reaches internet and the objects in the wifi
I have written so, but I have lost the board, it doesn't take ip from the DHCP anymore server.

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static


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A easy way to set a lan and wlan ip's on 2 different networks can be done with armbian / openwrt. ..OK so I am fat and lazy....

I have not run the last version but the older ver works very well.



not sure what you are after, but it is easy to setup and test / AP mode / client mode / AD-Hoc mode

I have logs of Iperf3 between a ver 1.1 and ver 1.4 going both ways ...with both as AP and both as client if you want to some numbers.

@30 feet with two walls, on a some what clear channel.

Edited by Bubba

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