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Re: WLAN miniPCI or USB

On Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:05:07 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:

> On Mi, 08 feb 12, 14:15:42, Ramon Hofer wrote:
>> 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 don't know of any other meaning of "AP" in this context.

This sounds promising.
Thanks :-)

>> Maybe there are some other suggestion? Or should I better go for an USB
>> device?
> I'd go for the mini-PCI as well, unless you can think about using it for
> something else. Some possible issues that I have read about:
> - be careful about revision numbers: manufacturers tend to change
>   chipsets from one revision to another

How can I check which revision number contains which chipset?
Do I have to ask the shop about the revision number and then ask the 
manufacterer which chipset it contains?

> - don't forget about the antena

I mailed to the shop where I want to buy the module but haven't got an 
answer yet.
What kind of antenna can I use?

I found a TP-Link TL-WN861N which should work with linux. Here's a link 
to the shop. (Sorry it's german)


They don't write anything about antennas...


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