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Re: Using NetBSD as a travel router

On Tue, Jan 02, 2018 at 09:36:43AM -0600, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> On 01/01/2018 10:01 AM, D'Arcy Cain wrote:
> > On 12/31/2017 02:41 AM, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> >>> Doesn't wpa_supplicant work with them?  Why would the card determine
> >>> whether hotspot works?  Network is network, right?
> >> The driver still has to switch it into hotspot mode.
> > 
> > Right.  So I looked at hostapd(8) and in the "SEE ALSO" it lists a bunch
> > of wifi chipsets.  Can I assume that anything with those chipsets will
> > work or do I still have to check the specific card?  Does anyone know
> > where I can find a list of cards that support hotspot?
> I have been doing further reading.  Am I correct that anything
> supporting 802.11 (virtually everything available today) will work or do
> I need a letter like 802.11n or something to do hotspot?

There are .11b, .11g, and .11a adapters that support access point
("hotspot") mode.

Atheros adapters used to be a pretty good bet.


David Young    Urbana, IL    (217) 721-9981

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