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

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Sat Aug 11 06:49:54 UTC 2012

On Fri 10 Aug, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> On 9 August 2012 08:15, Matthew Copperwaite <mattcopp at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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
> > replicated.
> >
> > So if anyone has any experience with a dongle that has worked in Ad-Hoc mode
> > before that would be the acid test.
> >
> I have been trying to do the same thing.
> Unfortunately, I have a USB wifi card that is only supported in 3.5
> and not 3.1.9+.
> 3.5 kernel does not currently work on the pi.

   I have borrowed a USB wireless device for testing, will bring it today.

Chris Bell www.chrisbell.org.uk
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