Package Details: hostapd-rtl871xdrv 2.9-2

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Package Base: hostapd-rtl871xdrv
Description: IEEE 802.11 AP, IEEE 802.1X/WPA/WPA2/EAP/RADIUS Authenticator
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Keywords: hostapd rtl871xdrv
Licenses: BSD
Provides: hostapd
Submitter: kpr
Maintainer: kpr
Last Packager: kpr
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-10-02 07:17
Last Updated: 2020-08-16 14:16

Latest Comments

listenerri commented on 2021-06-23 03:05

Install failed:

:: Importing keys with gpg...
gpg: keyserver receive failed: No name
problem importing keys

kal commented on 2016-11-12 22:19

Thanks for this package rpn!

This is an immensely valuable replacement.

ajs124 commented on 2016-08-22 12:35

You might want to switch this to the source this was based on ( since that is updated for 2.5

kpr commented on 2016-03-12 02:26

@Niluge_KiWi Hi! Thanks for the patch, though I'd like to keep this as close to the [community] hostapd package as possible. Why don't you ask the [community] maintainer to merge your patch and then I'll do the same?

Niluge_KiWi commented on 2016-03-06 14:19

I updated the noscan patch from openwrt:

Could you merge this?

Tested with

(Working config:


and kernel driver

bartki commented on 2016-02-14 14:40

@apnkp That's it. Thank you!

kpr commented on 2016-02-13 14:09

@bartki Add 'CONFIG_WPS=y' to the .config file before compiling.

bartki commented on 2016-02-11 11:09

Hi, if I add the option 'wps_state=0' (which is the documented default) explicitly, hostapd fails to start with the error message: unknown configuration item 'wps_state'. Could somebody verify this?!

kpr commented on 2015-11-06 14:17

@pierrec Many of the in kernel drivers for Realtek USB WiFi adapters are in the staging tree and hence buggy.
Try installing the appropriate Realtek driver for your device:

BTW, I get the same error when using the in kernel driver.

pierrec commented on 2015-11-05 22:21

Hi, thanks for the package but don't you have issues like that too?

Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
ioctl[SIOCSIWMODE]: Invalid argument
Could not set interface to mode(3)!
Could not set interface to master mode!
rtl871xdrv driver initialization failed.
wlan0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->DISABLED
hostapd_free_hapd_data: Interface wlan0 wasn't started