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Re: Using Debian as an Access Point?

Bruce Park wrote:

Hey guys,

Is there anyway to use Debian as an access point?

I assume you mean wireless access point and 802.11b is the goal.

If you get cards (usually Prism chipset) that support HostAP, then yes. It's pretty much a roll-your-own kind of thing. Haven't seen any Debian-specific packages for creating an AP or making it "easy" yet, really. Of course, I'm not looking either... AP's are so cheap it's not worth the effort unless the application is very specialized. The PCI-based 802.11b Prism chipset cards cost roughly twice what a discounted real AP would cost from an online vendor.


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