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Re: Linux as a 802.11b access point?

Thanks for the extra links.  A buddy from school found the following link that ammounts to a mini-howto on this.  I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it would work.


On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 12:23:18AM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.muppetlabs.com/~mikeh/linux_wap.html
> http://www.personaltelco.net/index.cgi/LinuxAccessPoint
> http://hostap.epitest.fi/
> http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/
> http://www.linux-wlan.com/linux-wlan/
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