[lug] 802.11b wireless

John Hernandez John.Hernandez at noaa.gov
Thu Feb 28 14:42:14 MST 2002

If you have an 802.11b PC card based on Intersil's Prism2 chipset, you 
can turn your Linux box into a wireless AP by installing this Host AP 
driver and configuring kernel ethernet bridging.



Hugh Brown wrote:

> As I was trying to get my wireless stuff working a while ago, I seem to
> remember reading that linux won't work as an access point.  You either
> ad hoc and have a closed network, or you get an access point to get to
> the outside network.
> I think I read it in the man pages for the wireless tools (iwconfig and
> friends)
> Take with a grain of salt.
> Hugh
> On Thu, 2002-02-28 at 16:35, J. Wayde Allen wrote:
>>On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, sanders wrote:
>>>I have just set up a cobination similar to this.  Another item needed is 
>>>your access point to bring you into the network.  If your needing others 
>>>to look at your system, it'd be possible to do a peer-to-peer without 
>>>needing an access point unit.  If you have your NIC plugged into their 
>>>network you could also be the access point for other wireless too.  To 
>>>do peer to peer they should all be set to "adhoc".
>>OK ... it is the access point that I'm not clear about.  If I'm reading
>>this correctly it sounds like I could just plug the pcmcia wireless card
>>into a laptop and plug the laptop into the network.  As long as the card
>>is configured as adhoc it would then work as the access point?  Would
>>there need to be any routing software installed on the laptop?
>>- Wayde
>>  (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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