Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Can any wi-fi card acts as an AP?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kvonh



Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:46 pm
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:36 am    Post subject: Can any wi-fi card acts as an AP? Reply with quote

I have found an 'ADD-GWP110' wifi card in my box of bits. I remember this working fine as a 'client' for my home wifi a few years back. My question is whether I would be able to rig this to operate as an access point, and if so, whether there's anything special I need to know. For example: do Access Point thingies need special harware to cope with multiple-simultaneous connections/channels or whatever.

I hope this is isn't too dumb a question - I tend to bottom-out on rewiring a toaster...!

Any top tips very welcome.

James
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dandnsmith
LXF regular


Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:01 am
Posts: 299
Location: Berks, UK

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My, possibly simple minded, view of this project is that you need to think about the software on the PC in which you install the card.
You'll need routing, DHCP server, firewall setup at the very least (but you could get away with the DHCP as long as you have somewhere which can handle DHCP requests from clients).

I think you'll also need to work out the authentication bits (about which I haven't a clue at this moment).
_________________
Derek
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kvonh



Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:46 pm
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your response Derek. A little googling revealed that one needs a card that supports 'master mode' - and my one doesn't. So that card is back in the bottomless box of bits for the time being. Your comments about DHCP/routing/firewalling/encryption are all duly noted though!
Cheers
James
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast