Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?

Morten W. Petersen morphex at
Mon Dec 26 21:21:32 PST 2016

Forwarding as my phone GMail sends out HTML emails..


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Morten W. Petersen <morphex at>
Date: Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: Best Wi-Fi chipsets for Linux and hostapd?
To: Guan Xin <guanx.bac at>
Cc: hostap at

Hm yes.

I have a stationary PC which I use for gaming and sometimes heavy downloads.

Adding a Raspberry access point using about 5 metres of Ethernet cable
and a Wi-Fi dongle I've cut ping down to 24 ms from 32, and I get a
download speed of 25 Mbit/s instead of <1.

And this in an apartment complex with about 15 other visible wireless networks.


27. des. 2016 5.07 a.m. skrev "Guan Xin" <guanx.bac at>:
> 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.
> Guan

Videos at
Twittering at
Blogging at
Playing music at
Also playing music and podcasting here:
On Google+ here
On Instagram at

More information about the Hostap mailing list