[quote]Quote from waveform on November 30, 2011, 18:16
I\'m, thinking of something like one of these little cuties for the PI
[img]http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_ ... _small.jpg
http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultra-mini ... pter-48166
We will have to ensure there\'s compatible Linux drivers for the chipset of choice before we buy,
but it shouldn\'t be a problem as wireless adapters have really great support on linux (possibly driven by the appeal of BackTrack
Chipset: rtl8192cu (Realtek)
Linux support: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/rtl819x
This driver is currently in staging tree and not included into mainline kernel. It was tested on Linux machines and confirmed to be working by Dealextreme buyers.
I can\'t find information regarding Master/AP (Access Point) mode. It looks like driver it supports cfg80211/nl80211.
I would probably go with this one: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/ultra-mini ... lack-71905
Chipset: rt5370 (Ralink)
Driver source can be downloaded from ralink support website (Windows/Mac/Linux).
This chipset *might* support more modes.
Just grepped source code of the latter, supported modes:
Full list of possible modes:
765 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_ADHOC: independent BSS member
766 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_STATION: managed BSS member
767 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_AP: access point
768 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_AP_VLAN: VLAN interface for access points
769 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_WDS: wireless distribution interface
770 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_MONITOR: monitor interface receiving all frames
771 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_MESH_POINT: mesh point
772 * @NL80211_IFTYPE_MAX: highest interface type number currently defined