[GLLUG] A USB WiFi dongle that works as Host/Master

Andy Millar andy at andymillar.co.uk
Wed Aug 8 20:07:27 UTC 2012

> > I was wondering if anyone knew of or owns a USB WiFi dongle
> > (preferably capable of .11n) that works in Host/Master mode so it can
> > be run as an access point. Finding (or rather deciphering) this
> > information seems difficult as a lot of dongles are capable, but not
> > all of them work well in Linux which is the real key here. So previous
> > experience of one that works and where to buy it would be best.


Our On Call engineers get the Orange MiFi dongle things. 

Apparently it's a HUAWEI E583C.

Works under Windows, Linux, Mac and whatever you can think of as it's WiFi.


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