MoonShadow
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Re: Piratebox

Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:45 pm

I want to make a piratebox (http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox) and the Raspberry Pi looks ideal. Does anyone know if the built in wifi adapter is capable of infrastructure mode? I'd love to be able to put a Dash7 digital radio on one as well.

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Re: Piratebox

Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:58 pm

The Raspi does not have built-in wifi.

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Re: Piratebox

Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:01 pm

I'm sorry, I thought it did. Is there an expansion card for wifi? Even if there is not, just using the RaspPi as the piratebox server connected via a crossover ethernet cable to an off the shelf wifi router should work fine.

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Re: Piratebox

Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:40 pm

Various USB WiFi dongles work. I'm using one right now.

Don't think you need crossover if you are connecting to a router.
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Re: Piratebox

Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:15 pm

I think the idea is to avoid a separate router. We need to find hardware and software to setup the Pi as a Wifi router, on top of everything else ^^

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Re: Piratebox

Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:05 pm

A couple of WiFi dongles can be used as access point. Under Linux that is relatively easy.

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Re: Piratebox

Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:44 pm

These wireless adapters should work:
TP-Link TL-WN821N V3
TP-Link TL-WN822N V2

Both chipsets use the ath9k-htc driver and support 802.11n speeds w/ hostapd

Check out this tutorial on Jeff Doozan's forum for setting up an Access Point with a Dockstar running Debian: http://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,6300

Also, vMatthias Strubel's PirateBox page outlines how to setup PirateBox networking http://piratebox.aod-rpg.de/do.....i/doku.php

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Re: Piratebox

Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:27 pm

Whoa I had a similar idea a while ago but on the other end of the spectrum--creating a small, portable AC/DC powered box that multiple parties can securely communicate with in order to chat and/or share files.  Either way, the RPi paired with a USB wireless card acting as a "router" would be pretty useful (and easy to fit into a very small case including a power source).

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Re: Piratebox

Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:10 am

RasPi model "A" should have built in wifi

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Re: Piratebox

Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:36 am

It won't I'm afraid.
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Re: Piratebox

Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:51 pm

There are some HowTo's to create a PirateBox Router with OpenWrt
There are woriking images for OpenWrt available.
There are working PirateBoxes on Debian with plug computers.

Looks like it is now the time to create a Raspberry-PirateBox

I would suggest to use the Pi with OpenWrt if you want Router capabilities only. OpenWrt is also capable of other things like routing.
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Re: Piratebox

Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:15 am

Maybe a silly idea, but if piratebox isnt working, why not just mount an external hard disk, or any other memory, as a samba drive, along with using Hostapd (and wifi dongle). From there, a client interface shouldnt be hard to make.
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