Netgear MA111 USB 802.11b adaptor as Access Point?

Michael R. Head burner at suppressingfire.org
Fri Oct 7 16:19:15 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-10-06 at 08:20 -0400, Steve wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I've got an MA111 (prism2 chipset) and was wondering if/how I can set
> it up on my machine as a wireless access point for a laptop to connect
> to (for sharing internet and files). I have this sharing scenario
> running successfully over the ethernet port, but now want to try to
> get it to go wireless. Is this possible? Is there anything special I
> need to do, or can I simply enable the adaptor and then use
> Firestarter to share as I did with my onboard ethernet?

You'll want to check out the hostap set of drivers and programs.

I have this set up at home. Works nice, though it's on my debian server.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&version=all&exact=1&keywords=hostapd
http://packages.ubuntu.com/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&version=all&exact=1&keywords=hostap-source

mike

> 
> Thanks for any help!
> 
> -Steve.
> --
> Ubuntu :: Linux for Human Beings :: ubuntulinux.org
> 
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