hostapd how to enable and use WPS to connect wireless devices like printers

Edit your /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf file like below and restart hostapd.

#WPS stuff
# Enable control interface for PBC/PIN entry

config_methods=label display push_button keypad

#WPS model info stuff change to suit your needs
device_name=Your Device Name

Create the .psk file from above

touch /etc/hostapd/hostapd.psk

Restart hostapd

systemctl restart hostapd

Here's how to push the non-existent button on your router for WPS

hostapd_cli wps_pbc

Then you should get this and your device should be able to connect now.

Once you see the below, the device has 2 minutes to connect.

Selected interface 'wlan0'






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