WIFI as access point

Anton Yuzhaninov citrin+bsd at citrin.ru
Thu Mar 9 15:57:40 UTC 2017

On 03/08/17 17:23, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> I have this wifi card
> http://www.dlink.com/al/sq/products/dwa-556-xtreme-n-pci-express-desktop-adapter
> I recovered it from a decommissioned win7 box. On win7 this wifi card
> could only be used to connect to a router access point.
> If I add this wifi card to my FreeBSD 11.0 system can it be configured
> to function as an access point?

If this card is based on Atheros chipset and supported by ath driver, 
then probably yes. But to bu sure you have to boot FreeBSD on box with 
this card and check

# ifconfig wlan0 create wlandev ath0
# ifconfig wlan0 list caps | fgrep HOSTAP

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