Re: USB wireless adapters with HostAP?

From: Jason Boxman (
Date: 2002-08-10 18:01:11 UTC

On Wednesday 07 August 2002 05:46 am, Tom Mercelis wrote:
> Beside the compability with the hostap driver and the pci bus, there
> seems to be another problem with wireless equipment: the antennas. I was
> almost convinced to buy the DWL-520 or the WMP11. But I've been told
> that those antennas who are very close to the box arent very useful.
> Someone gave me the advice to buy USB wireless stuff. You can move it
> freely around the pc, and USB cable extentions are much cheaper. I
> believe to have read that the PrismII cards also work with an USB
> interface.
> Are these USB devices also for use under Linux (and hostap)?

afaik hostap doesn't do USB yet. At least, 05-19-02 release doesn't do USB. CVS anyone?

> greetz, Tom Mercelis

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