I would reference the link that I am about to list. I would also reference googling the topic, since there are quite a few USB wifi adapters that work, however, it seems a bit more difficult to find people who are using them as AP media.
The atheros reference pdfs reference a different chipset than what we usually deal with on BSD ath driver. (5512, or some such.) I forgot about the prism based cards, which the following link is in references. http://osdir.com/ml/os.freebsd.devel.hardware/2006-06/msg00034.html The SWEEX model LW053 is also compatible, however, it uses the rawlink RT2500USB chipset, so I am not sure how the access point functionality will work, since it may be suceptible to the previously referenced warnings within the driver manpage. Is there a particular reason that the USB adapter concept is needed for your application? On Wed, 2008-04-23 at 00:37 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote: > 2008/4/22 Martes G Wigglesworth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > > I always atheros-based cards/interfaces. ath driver seems to be the > > defacto homegrown AP medium. > > Thanks, can you recommend an ath-based USB card? > > > On Tue, 2008-04-22 at 22:18 +0200, Ivan Voras wrote: > > > > > Boris Kochergin wrote: > > > > Do you know about http://ralink.rapla.net/? The RT2500-based cards > > > > listed there are supported by the ural(4) driver. There's a > > discouraging > > > > comment about using them for access points in the man page, though: > > > > > > > > CAVEATS > > > > The ural driver does not support automatic adaptation of the > > transmit > > > > speed in IBSS and HostAP operating modes. > > > > > > That's too bad - it seems the Linsys' card is supported by ural. I > > > looked around for Linux information on the same topic, and given the > > > problems they have, I think I'll even settle for IBSS. Are there any > > > practical differences between HOSTAP and IBSS when used by a very small > > > number of users? > > > > > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"