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Re: Using Debian as an Access Point?

On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 10:03:37AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> 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.
> Nate
Hi Nate, etc.
one of the fellows at a local lug (nycwireless.net) made pebble linux
for making AP with debian.
check it out.
counter.li.org #238656 -- goto counter.li.org and be counted!

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