Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Guan Xin guanx.bac at
Mon Dec 26 20:06:31 PST 2016

On Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 3:42 AM, Morten W. Petersen <morphex at> wrote:
> 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.

As for "break down", Atheros is the only one that causes me trouble
that cannot be easily worked around. It's firmware forbids the use of
channel 13 (only allows channels 1--11 when working on the 2.4GHz
band) while channels 1, 5, and 9 are all occupied by my neighbors.
That's annoying.


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