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I am planning to create a home router using my Linux laptop. Is it possible to secure the wireless router with WPA2, and how would I set that up?

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It all depends on your wireless router model. The only way you can access your router is by it's default IP and to know that, we need to know the manufacturer of your router. Reply with your router manufacturer for further info pertaining to securing the router with WPA2.

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I think the OP is talking about using the laptop as the router... –  Kyle Feb 9 '11 at 20:45
    
So he wants to create the router using his laptop? But he wants to secure the wireless router with WPA2? Sorta confused now. –  paradd0x Feb 9 '11 at 20:47
    
I want to use my laptop as the wireless router and secure the connection with WPA2. Is that possible? –  Walter White Feb 9 '11 at 20:57
    
Yes, you can create an ad-hoc network. What distro of Linux are you using? –  paradd0x Feb 9 '11 at 21:38
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I am using Gentoo Linux - I was planning on setting up dhcp and other services as well on the box so that clients accessing it will see it as any other access point. With DHCP, I can filter who connects by MAC address fairly easily. –  Walter White Feb 10 '11 at 4:08
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I ended up using DD-WRT and can configure WPA2 through HostAPD.

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