I am trying to set up an access point on my RPI V3 running Raspian stretch. It has been running this configuraton before but then my SD-Card failed.. I am wondering though if it was really the same OS version I was running because the old configuration does not seem to work any more. Main differences - I could not configure anything in /etc/network/interfaces. If I try to set up the static interface I want to run the hotspot on in /etc/network/interfaces dhcpcd fails and no interfaces are configured at all. So now the interface is defined in /etc/dhcpcd.conf, /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf looks like this:
# Basic configuration country_code=NZ # This is the name of the WiFi interface we configured above interface=wifi0 # Use the nl80211 driver with the brcmfmac driver # driver=nl80211 # This is the name of the network ssid=QIFI # Use the 2.4GHz band hw_mode=g # Use channel 6 channel=6 # Enable 802.11n ieee80211n=1 # Enable WMM wmm_enabled=1 # Enable 40MHz channels with 20ns guard interval ht_capab=[HT40][SHORT-GI-20] #[DSSS_CCK-40] # Accept all MAC addresses macaddr_acl=0 # Use WPA authentication auth_algs=1 # Require clients to know the network name ignore_broadcast_ssid=0 # Use WPA2 wpa=2 # Use a pre-shared key wpa_key_mgmt=WPA-PSK # The network passphrase wpa_passphrase=secret123 # Use AES, instead of TKIP rsn_pairwise=CCMP
When I run sudo hostapd /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf I get the following output:
Configuration file: /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf Failed to create interface mon.wifi0: -95 (Operation not supported) wifi0: interface state UNINITIALIZED->COUNTRY_UPDATE wifi0: Could not connect to kernel driver Using interface wifi0 with hwaddr b8:27:eb:2b:34:88 and ssid "QIFI" random: Cannot read from /dev/random: Resource temporarily unavailable random: Only 0/20 bytes of strong random data available from /dev/random random: Not enough entropy pool available for secure operations WPA: Not enough entropy in random pool for secure operations - update keys later when the first station connects wifi0: interface state COUNTRY_UPDATE->ENABLED wifi0: AP-ENABLED random: Cannot read from /dev/random: Resource temporarily unavailable
Unfortunately the WIFI does not show up. The error above - could not connect to kernel driver does not sound good.. What can I do to get this up & running ?