Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Andrew Shadura andrew at
Mon Dec 26 02:15:45 PST 2016

On 26/12/16 06:03, Guan Xin wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 4:42 AM, Morten W. Petersen <morphex at> wrote:
>> Hi there.
>> Since I've had some issues with my Realtek Wi-Fi dongles and hostapd,
>> I was wondering if there are suggestions of better alternatives.
>> Better in terms of (historic) Linux and hostapd compatability, while
>> still not being too expensive.
> If price is important, Ralink may be a good choice.

Ralink never worked as a host with WPA for me for some reason. Maybe I
misconfigured it, but after I swapped it for an Atheros chip it started
working immediately.


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