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Is it possible to use a usb connected wifi dongle as the default access point rather that the internal one in the pineapple?

I want to turn the internal wifi antenna into a client and the usb connected wifi dongle into a access point. The reason I want to do this is because I can use a stronger external wifi to broadcast further. I'm looking to have it compatible with the existing modules and stuff as well.

Anyone have any thoughts on accomplishing this?

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here is my findings

issue "killall hostapd"

then "cp /var/run/hostapd-phy0.conf /var/run/hostapd-phy1.conf"

edit hostapd-phy1.conf and change wlan0 to wlan1 and the bssid to the mac of wlan1

then you can run it like

ifconfig wlan0 down

rm /tmp/karma.log

hostapd -f /tmp/karma.log -dd hostapd-phy1.conf &


It's not full proof yet things like this in the .conf file need to be fixed "ctrl_interface=/var/run/hostapd-phy0" I think thats why there are some errors in the log


I get this error in my ssh session and not the karma log?

wlan1: STA xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx IEEE 802.11: handle_action - unknown action category 131 or invalid frame

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