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Old 03-31-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
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HostAP and Prism2 chipset

Hi there,

I am about to start a project on wireless Access Points, and I need to convert a Linux box into an access Point. I would need a little of advice.. So far I know that to have a Linux box behave like an AP you need to install HostAP and recompile the kernel. Also, you need a wireless card which has the Prism2 chipset so it can be used by HostAP.

The latest news is that FC5 has built in support to be an access point (

Also, it seems there is this utility, hostAP-utils which can emulate an AP without the need for recompiling the kernel.

I have many questions, but I would appreciate a little insight from you guys... among other things, the wireless card which I know it works, the Linksys WPC11, is not sold anymore.. I might be able to get it.. but does anyone know of another wireless card which does work with HostAP?



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