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Package to manage wifi hotspot on linux

Project Description

Introduction

PyAccessPoint is a package to create a wifi access point on linux. It depends on hostapd for AP provisioning and dnsmasq to assign IP addresses to devices.

Dependencies

So, there 2 types of dependencies: * system dependencies * dnsmasq * hostapd * python3 * python dependencies * wireless * netifaces * psutil

You can not install python dependencies manually, they will be installed while installing the package. If you want to do it manually, just type (or copy, it’s better way :D)

sudo apt install python3-dev python3-pip && sudo pip3 install wireless netifaces psutil

Installation

  1. Install system dependencies

    sudo apt update && sudo apt --yes --force-yes install dnsmasq hostapd python3-dev unzip python3-pip
    
  2. Download latest package

    cd ~ && wget --output-document=pyaccesspoint-master.zip https://github.com/Goblenus/pyaccesspoint/archive/master.zip
    
  3. Unpack downloaded package

    unzip pyaccesspoint-master.zip && cd pyaccesspoint-master
    
  4. Install it

    sudo python3 setup.py install
    
  5. Remove files

    cd ~ && sudo rm -rf pyaccesspoint-master.zip pyaccesspoint-master
    

That is all. Now you can use PyAccessPoint.

One line install:

sudo apt update && sudo apt --yes --force-yes install dnsmasq hostapd python3-dev unzip python3-pip && cd ~ && wget --output-document=pyaccesspoint-master.zip https://github.com/Goblenus/pyaccesspoint/archive/master.zip && unzip pyaccesspoint-master.zip && cd pyaccesspoint-master && sudo python3 setup.py install && cd ~ && sudo rm -rf pyaccesspoint-master.zip pyaccesspoint-master

Usage

You can use it as standalone command line utility: To start

sudo pyaccesspoint start

It will create hotspot named “MyAccessPoint” on wlan0 with “1234567890” password. All arguments you may obtain by typing:

pyaccesspoint --help

To stop

sudo pyaccesspoint stop

You can configure and save config file. This will save you time at the next start

sudo pyaccesspoint -config configure

You config file file will be placed at /etc/accesspoint/accesspoint.json. To start it with config file just type:

sudo pyaccesspoint -config start

Tested

  • OrangePi Plus with Armbian 5.23

Note

This project is python3 compatible only, python2 is not tested at all.

Idea

This project is fork of https://github.com/prahladyeri/hotspotd (Prahlad Yeri - prahladyeri@yahoo.com)

Release History

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0.0.5

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