Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Morten W. Petersen morphex at
Mon Dec 26 18:38:29 PST 2016

Well, I stumbled with create_ap and its misconfiguration, the AP is
running almost fine now except for the Android-related crashing. So
maybe it was a misconfiguration which wasn't verbosely given back to


On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 11:15 AM, Andrew Shadura <andrew at> wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Cheers,
>   Andrew

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