USB wireless AP?
Martes G Wigglesworth
mailinglists at mgwigglesworth.com
Wed Apr 23 00:41:43 UTC 2008
I would reference the link that I am about to list.
I would also reference googling the topic, since there are quite a few
USB wifi adapters that work, however, it seems a bit more difficult to
find people who are using them as AP media.
The atheros reference pdfs reference a different chipset than what we
usually deal with on BSD ath driver. (5512, or some such.)
I forgot about the prism based cards, which the following link is in
The SWEEX model LW053 is also compatible, however, it uses the rawlink
RT2500USB chipset, so I am not sure how the access point functionality
will work, since it may be suceptible to the previously referenced
warnings within the driver manpage.
Is there a particular reason that the USB adapter concept is needed for
On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 00:37 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> 2008/4/22 Martes G Wigglesworth <mailinglists at mgwigglesworth.com>:
> > I always atheros-based cards/interfaces. ath driver seems to be the
> > defacto homegrown AP medium.
> Thanks, can you recommend an ath-based USB card?
> > On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 22:18 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote:
> > > Boris Kochergin wrote:
> > > > Do you know about http://ralink.rapla.net/? The RT2500-based cards
> > > > listed there are supported by the ural(4) driver. There's a discouraging
> > > > comment about using them for access points in the man page, though:
> > > >
> > > > CAVEATS
> > > > The ural driver does not support automatic adaptation of the transmit
> > > > speed in IBSS and HostAP operating modes.
> > >
> > > That's too bad - it seems the Linsys' card is supported by ural. I
> > > looked around for Linux information on the same topic, and given the
> > > problems they have, I think I'll even settle for IBSS. Are there any
> > > practical differences between HOSTAP and IBSS when used by a very small
> > > number of users?
> > >
> > >
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