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

Matthew Copperwaite mattcopp at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 07:13:28 UTC 2012

On 8 Aug 2012 20:57, "Chris Bell" <chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wed 08 Aug, Matthew Copperwaite wrote:
> >
> > Hi Guys,
> >
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Matt
> >
>    Should I assume no external power source?
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Yes. Ideally. It's essentially a project to turn a raspberry pi in to a
portable access point. So using the RPi with a dongle and one of those
portable charging batteries with a USB port on it. I'd prefer not to have
to hack the battery or cables so that the project can be more easily

So if anyone has any experience with a dongle that has worked in Ad-Hoc
mode before that would be the acid test.

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