b43 in AP mode?

Zoltan Boszormenyi zboszor at freemail.hu
Thu Nov 29 17:45:33 UTC 2007

John W. Linville írta:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 12:20:51PM +0100, Zoltan Boszormenyi wrote:
>> as seen on http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
>> b43 supports AP mode. I am trying to create an in-house
>> wireless network between my desktop machine and notebook.
> AP mode is not currently supported upstream for mac80211-based drivers
> (like b43).  Some F7 kernels have some old, broken code which claimed
> to support AP mode.  But, you would be hard pressed to find a version
> of hostapd that worked with any of them.
> If your purpose is to share your Internet connection over wireless I
> would have to advise using an IBSS (i.e. "ad hoc") wireless setup and
> a routed solution (e.g. NAT or proxy ARP).  Even better, you might
> consider just acquiring a consumer grade AP such as the WRT54G.

Thanks, it seems I will need a standalone AP.
Ad hoc mode is very flaky...

> Hth!
> John

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