[SATLUG] recommendation needed: master mode WiFi
j at jvpappas.net
Thu Jul 17 18:10:20 CDT 2008
On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 22:00, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On the subject of WiFi cards for Ububtu...
I understand the sentiment. I don't think that that has any raised emotion
(unlike other threads), but it really is frustrating that it isn't easier to
"just get working". Anyway...
Does anyone have a good recommendation of a hostap compatible or
> master-mode compatible USB wifi adapter?
I would recommend the CradlePoint broadband routers. I do not remember
which Sprint card you have, but if it is USB (judging by the Artigo form
factor, it is), you will save much pain/suffering just buying a CradlePoint
(unless this is a construction mission that you want to persue for "fun", in
which case, I am not sure which drivers support "HostAp" but some info is
here: http://linux-wless.passys.nl and
I am looking at either the PHS300 ($179, has Li-Ion battery but no ethernet)
or the CTR350 ($150, no battery + ethernet port), but the CTR500 ($179)
supports both ExpressCard and USB.
I am leaning toward the CTR350, as I have a travel battery/inverter set that
I plan to power the thing with that I bought at AllGen for $10. I can see
the PHS300 working if you just want to jump Wifi -> EVDO (battery-power
would be very useful), plus it is not much different than a travel HDD in
size (4.7" x 2.8" x 0.8").
> I am running 7.04 Ubuntu Gutsy and so far have been unsuccessful in
> locating a prism2 card that I can set in master mode. This is going
> on my Artigo so it's not like "I can just toss one in", hence the
> requirement for USB.I have tried several Linksys adapters and an SMC
> USB (SMC2652W?). The SMC card used to work in host mode, back when I
> was running RedHat 7.3.
The idea is that I can use the Artigo to proxy the connection from my
> Sprint aircard to the USB Wireless NIC, but I want to use encryption
> for the local clients. It's either that or I have to get a wireless
> AP and carry it with me and use the builtin ethernet NIC for that.
See PHS300 and let me know if it fits the bill...
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