[lug] 802.11b wireless
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
> Take with a grain of salt.
> 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?
>> (wallen at lug.boulder.co.us)
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