USB wireless adapter for hostapd?

Malcolm Matalka mmatalka at
Wed Oct 21 06:27:21 UTC 2015

Carl Johnson <carlj at> writes:

> I am trying to set up a Raspberry Pi as an access point, but FreeBSD
> doesn't support hostap mode on the adapters (urtwn) that I have.  Does
> anybody have any suggestions on where I could buy an adapter that
> FreeBSD does support hostap mode?  Looking at the man pages seems to
> indicate that very few are supported for anything other than normal
> station mode.
> Thanks for any information.

I've had success with this:

Basically, you need to find things with specific chipsets that support
hostedap.  Ralink 5370 is one of them.

However, I've had trouble getting more than 80KB/s out (although I can
max out the in at ~1MB/s) of this on my RPi1.  I'm not sure where the
problem is because I just don't know enough about it, perhaps someone
else knows how to debug/tune it.

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