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


wpa_psk_file=/etc/hostapd/hostapd.psk
ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd
eap_server=1
wps_state=2
ap_setup_locked=1
wps_pin_requests=/var/run/hostapd.pin-req
config_methods=label display push_button keypad

#WPS model info stuff change to suit your needs
device_name=Your Device Name
manufacturer=Company
model_name=Model
model_number=ModelNum

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'
OK

 

 
 

 

 


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