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If you’re like me and have your chromebook in developer mode, you’re probably wondering how to use it as a WiFi repeater 🙂 .
First, the simplest part, install
crew. This is an amazing tool that will install
make to allow you to build virtually anything. It even has a ton of programs pre-compiled such as
nano. Anyways, installation is easy, just run:
curl -Ls git.io/vddgY | bash
and follow the instructions.
This part took me a while to do, but here are the steps.
/usr/local/bin because you have execute permissions there:
Clone the first git repo, and build:
git clone https://github.com/thom311/libnl.git cd libnl bash autogen.sh bash configure make sudo make install
Actually build hostapd:
cd .. git clone http://w1.fi/hostap.git cd hostap/hostapd cp defconfig .config make make install
Clone the repo
git clone https://github.com/imp/dnsmasq.git
Build and install
cd dnsmasq make sudo make install
Go to your home folder
Clone the repo
git clone https://github.com/oblique/create_ap.git
cd create_ap sudo stop shill sudo start shill ignore=ap0 sudo bash create_ap wlan0 wlan0 SSID Password
If there is an issue with
create_ap, make sure you ran:
sudo stop shill sudo start shill ignore=ap0
and that you have the right interface. You can list all of your interfaces with:
Or, if you get a driver error, your WiFi card may just not support virtual adapters, in which case you’ll need to install another Linux distro and plug in another WiFi card(i.e. USB WiFi adapter)
Please leave any problems you have in the comments and I will try to help.