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Re: WLAN miniPCI or USB

Thanks for your reply!

On Wed, 08 Feb 2012 14:19:00 -0500, Celejar wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Feb 2012 14:15:42 +0000 (UTC) Ramon Hofer
> <ramonhofer@bluewin.ch> wrote:
>> Sorry if this is a bit off topic but maybe someone has some experience
>> and wants to share them with me :-)
>> I have an Alix board [1] which I use as network manager (DHCP, DNS,
>> NTP, etc.)
>> I'd like to add a WLAN interface so that I can use it as WLAN access
>> point. It has miniPCI and USB.
>> One card which I found and think should work is the TP-Link TL-WN861N.
>> As per linuxwireless it uses the ath9k driver. They list these modes of
>> operation:
>> Station Mode, *AP Mode*, IBSS Mode, Monitor Mode, Mesh point with HT
>> support, as well as RSN, WDS (as of >= 2.6.37). This means it should be
>> possible to use this module because AP means Access Point or am I
>> wrong?
> I'm pretty sure it means Access Point; in any event, STW for "TL-WN861N
> hostapd" yields many people using / trying to use that card as an access
> point, e.g.:
> https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=115069

This sounds promising.
I've already played with hostapd on my Thinkpad T43 which I was able to 
set up as access point.
So I hope I will be able to do that with the TL-WN861N and the Alix board 

>> Maybe there are some other suggestion? Or should I better go for an USB
>> device?
> My impression is that there is in general better support for [mini]PCI
> cards, but I'm not absolutely sure about this, and it's certainly not a
> hard and fast rule.

That's good to hear :-)

Best regards

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