Best 5ghz USB Adapter for use with wpa_supplicant and ubuntu 11.04?
Mon Aug 1 15:31:30 PDT 2011
I am working a on a project that requires 802.11n 5ghz USB wireless
adapters on ubuntu 11.04. I will need about 100 clients. I need to
use these for some performance testing, and I need to be able to
select the band to test as needed (Ex. freq_list ...). Sometimes
testing 802.11n 5ghz 40Mhz wide, and sometimes testing 802.11 2.4ghz
20Mhz wide. So far, I am looking at the ar9170, but it appears linux
support has been abandoned for this here:
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers So, I am thinking RT3572
is the best. Anyone disagree? Why?
I have been happy with the AR928X chip in my laptop, and have been
able to use full 802.11n in 2.4ghz, and 5ghz bands, and I can control
this as I need to. Will I be able to use all of the same features on
ubuntu with the RT3572? Anyone know where to get a discount on these
by buying bulk? Let me know.
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