Any modern chipsets supported by hostapd on Linux?
Thu Dec 11 07:45:20 PST 2008
On Tue, 2008-12-09 at 18:22 +0300, QingLong wrote:
> Would someone be so kind as to tell me whether any modern wireless cards
> are really supported by hostapd on Linux?
> AFAIK, Intersil has dropped the Prism54 chipset more than 5 years ago:
> and the Prism2/2.5/3 had been discontinued even earlier.
> I can see no ar521x cards on stocks, looks like it's obsolete too,
> while other atheros chipsets do present on the market (e.g. ar500x).
As far as I know, MadWifi supports all Atheros devices with chips
starting with "ar5" except ar5311 (old pre-802.11n MIMO cards). It's
only ar9xxx devices that are not supported by MadWifi.
Also, the nl80211 driver supports mac80211 based drivers, such as ath9k
and b43. This is a new code, so you'll need to use the latest
development release of hostapd or the version from git. Using the
wireless-testing branch of the kernel could be useful too.
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