USB WLAN Atheros and USB Ethernet FBSD 7.2

Marco ilikefbsd at
Tue May 26 15:01:20 UTC 2009

thank you, this was exactly stuff i was looking for, external linksys or 
other is already here, but i want to do one device this stuff.
unfortunatly the device has no mini-pci slot, i'd love to build it like 
this as i see very good atheros support in fbsd. however, if the other 
drivers also support hostap mode this would be a way to go.current-8 is 
of course not applicable for this job as i want a stable system ;-)

thank you guys very much for your help,

Jan Henrik Sylvester wrote:
> Marco wrote:
>> iam thinking of building a router with usb wlan and usb ethernet 
>> controller attached. as the wlan device shall be an AP i would go for 
>> atheros stick. however, i'am unsure if anybody has expirience if or 
>> which devices should work out of the box with latest stable release. 
>> i read something about a "uath" device module but could not find it 
>> in my sys-tree.
> uath is only available in 8-CURRENT and I am not sure, if it does Host 
> AP mode. (The same goes for upgt.)
> In 7.2-RELEASE (and 7-STABLE), the only usb wlan drivers are ural, 
> rum, and zyd, but zyd does not do Host AP for what I know (and it was 
> never stable for me). ural and rum both do Host AP.
> Maybe this is interesting for you: 
> Anyhow, why does it have to be usb? From my own experience, usb 
> devices do not work as well as Cardbus or (Mini)PCI. You will probably 
> be much more happy, if you get an ath based MiniPCI card.
> Cheers,
> Jan Henrik
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