hostapd - IEEE 802.11 AP and IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP Authenticator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository DebWrt Stable amd64
Package name hostapd
Package version 2.3
Package release 1+deb8u4.1~debwrt80+2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.35 KB
Download size 527.35 KB
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Originally, hostapd was an optional user space component for Host AP
driver. It adds more features to the basic IEEE 802.11 management
included in the kernel driver: using external RADIUS authentication
server for MAC address based access control, IEEE 802.1X Authenticator
and dynamic WEP keying, RADIUS accounting, WPA/WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i/RSN)
Authenticator and dynamic TKIP/CCMP keying.
The current version includes support for other drivers, an integrated
EAP authenticator (i.e., allow full authentication without requiring
an external RADIUS authentication server), and RADIUS authentication
server for EAP authentication.
hostapd works with the following drivers:
* mac80211 based drivers with support for master mode [linux]
* Host AP driver for Prism2/2.5/3 [linux]
* Driver interface for FreeBSD net80211 layer [kfreebsd]
* Any wired Ethernet driver for wired IEEE 802.1X authentication.


Package Version Architecture Repository
hostapd_2.3-1+deb8u5_amd64.deb 2.3 amd64 Debian Main
hostapd_2.3-1+deb8u5_i386.deb 2.3 i386 Debian Main
hostapd_2.3-1+deb8u4.1~debwrt80+2_amd64.deb 2.3 amd64 DebWrt Unstable
hostapd - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.15
libnl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libnl-genl-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libnl-route-3-200 >= 3.2.7
libssl1.0.0 >= 1.0.1
lsb base


Type URL
Binary Package hostapd_2.3-1+deb8u4.1~debwrt80+2_amd64.deb
Source Package wpa

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb jessie-debwrt-stable main
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -
  4. Install hostapd deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install hostapd

See Also

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wpasupplicant_2.3-1+deb8u4.1~debwrt80+2_amd64.deb client support for WPA and WPA2 (IEEE 802.11i)