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Re: Linux as a 802.11b access point?

On Sat, 2002-07-13 at 19:49, Benjamin Story wrote:
> I've got a 802.11b card in my box along with a standard NIC.  I was wondering if anyone had seen information on how to use this combo as a WAP for other computers (in my case my laptop).

It's possible with some cards.  I've heard that Intersil Prism-based
cards can do it, at least.  (If your card isn't a Lucent/Agere/Orinoco
card, it's probably an Intersil one.)

I was at a Linux conference in Toronto last weekend, and the host had
not provided Internet access for attendees other than a few wired
jacks.  By the second day, one of the attendees had configured their
laptop in just the way you mention, and we had managed wireless access
for the rest of the conference.  (When the host's routers went wacky and
lost the entire USA, we were even able to get an IPIP tunnel to the
Netherlands going within short order.)

So it's possible.  I don't know how to do it, though.  A quick Google
brings me:


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