Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Morten W. Petersen morphex at
Mon Dec 26 18:36:28 PST 2016

IIRC, I ran create_ap and it complained about the Realtek driver,
which led med to patch the Debian source package with the patch link
I've mentioned in a previous email.  Now things are running OK, but
hostapd still crashes if I connect an Android device and download
something >= 10 MBs in size.

To me it feels like patching something for a driver is something like
1999, and I've stumbled earlier with Linux and Wi-Fi.

That's why I'm asking about pro-Linux Wi-Fi producers, so I choose
something that works but also has been created by someone who hasn't
taken a shit on Linux for years and years.


On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 6:01 AM, Guan Xin <guanx.bac at> 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.
>> (//snip)
> What specific problem did you meet? To my experience Realtek causes
> even less problems than the second convenient driver -- ath9k.
> Regards,
> Guan

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