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I want the wireless adapter on my linux box to behave as an access point. I also want the wireless network to run over WPA2 for security. I also want it to serve out addresses to other devices which would join the network.

How can i achieve this?

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man hostapd – Chris S Mar 25 '11 at 12:28
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As Chris S said, you will need to use the hostapd daemon. There is one major caveat though; your wireless card must support "Master" mode in order to act like an access point. A somewhat current compatibility list is available here: http://hostap.epitest.fi/hostapd/

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Actually, if you don't like the idea of writing a configuration file for hostapd, the popular NetworkManager tool also supports managing an AP now, but this is not available through its GUI tools; it requires a manual tweak in its configuration file for mode=ap. Reference in Russian: altlinux.org/… – imz -- Ivan Zakharyaschev Dec 15 '13 at 21:31

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