Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Morten W. Petersen morphex at
Mon Dec 26 18:42:42 PST 2016

Price is nice, but it seems there isn't that big of a difference in
price on Ralink vs Realtek vs Atheros.

As long as it works as an AP and has decent performance, that's most
important.  As cheap as they are, it isn't a big deal in hardware
costs to replace one if it breaks down.


On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 6:03 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.
>> 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.

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