USB Wireless card for an access point

Mel fbsd.questions at
Thu Mar 6 18:20:23 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 05 March 2008 23:14:36 Ross Penner wrote:

> I currently have a FreeBSD machine that acts as a router and
> fileserver for my local home network. I'm hoping to set up a wireless
> access point so I don't have to steal my neighbour's wireless. The PC
> I'm using for FreeBSD has no free PCI slots so I'm forced to settle
> for a USB device. I'm hoping you all can suggest to me some models
> that have worked for you as an access point. If it counts, I'll be
> running FreeBSD 7.
> Thanks for any suggestions,

I think you're outof luck.
The rum driver's AP support is discouraged and the ural driver doesn't support 
hostap mode. See rum(4) and ural(4).
I don't know of any other USB wireless drivers.


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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