I wanted to know, which softwares are being used to setup customizable WiFi hostpot, on laptop.

I've heard OpenWRT - but think it's for router. I need for Latpop, which will allow me to change the source code of Hotspot easily - i.e. to configure it to allow several different passwords, catch incorrect login attempts (incorrect handshake data) or even allow incorrect handshake data to access the Hostpot.

p.s. I use Windows, however, any OS solution is welcome. Most of programs just use OS API to enable/disable hostpot and set Password. However, they dont touch the SYS-LOGIC itself... So, I want to change the logic of Hostpot, you may understand what i mean.

  • What is your Laptop's operating system?
    – fossil
    Jan 21, 2017 at 8:27
  • @fossil Windows 10, but it doesnt matter, any OS solution is accepted.
    – T.Todua
    Jan 21, 2017 at 15:43

2 Answers 2


One would not go wrong with CoovaChilli. CoovaChilli is an open-source software access controller, based on the popular, but now defunct, ChilliSpot project. CoovaChilli works on Linux operating system and probably other *NIX systems too. I have not tested other operating systems.

CoovaChilli allows you to flexible authentication using Radius server, allowing you to customize authentication and fallback mechanisms. As you are planning to run on a laptop, you can comfortably use FreeRadius as Radius server.

CoovaChilli can be easily integrated with third party user management solution.

Checkout http://coova.github.io/CoovaChilli/

Also checkout, http://coova.github.io/CoovaChilli/chilli_query(1).html explaining you how one can integrate the CoovaChilli with your software.

Disclaimer: I am not promoting the CoovaChilli with any commercial motive. I have no commercial relationship with developers of CoovaChilli


If you are a windozer, you have free options:

If you use linux, you have other options too:

And there are more! Hope it helps

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