hostapd

Looking for recommendations for a USB WiFi dongle that works with hostapd.
Thanks.
---john.
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John Haskey
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I bought an RT5070 compatible device off eBay as it should work out of the box. It was actually an RT3070 chipset and I had to recompile the driver to make it work. Probably has mainline support now as this was 9 months back.
I also have one of these:
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which works fine with hostapd etc.
Andy
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mm0fmf
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I use an Edimax 7811Un.
A half year ago: The hostap package from rasbian, can't switch the Edimax into ap mode. One has to get the binary for that from somewhere.
See e.g.
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Runs fine, have a sd card image, for that, uses ether port via dhcp. Base d on the save powerdown ipe distro from
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Juergen Schroeder
At least for now I ended up with a Netis WF 2111 adapter. I had to download and build hostapd with drivers for it but it seems to be working ok.
I'm looking for a USB WiFi dongle that supports an external attenna (I'd like to place the pi + hub + accessories in a metal box with a cable leading to an antenna outside the box).
---john.
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John Haskey
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(I think that's the right cable.)
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Rob Morley
Might be better to extend the USB rather than the RF. Cable losses at RF could be significant. USB will go up to 5 m in a single non-active length.
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Cheers 
Dave.
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Dave Liquorice
That's an excellent point. The Wok antenna / 20Km point to point links group in New Zealand used up to 5 usb repeatered sections to connect their USB WiFi dongles back to a PC, allowing them to site the antenna up to almost 25 metres away without consuming all 20dB or so of the antenna gain that even a low loss co-axial cable would have incurred.
It's one of the few usage cases where it makes good sense to use USB with a WiFi network adapter.
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J B Good
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Johny B Good
I bought the dongle I linked to for a USB cantenna - much easier to stick it directly to the can than messing around with an RF pigtail that might not work well.
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Rob Morley
Wifi coax is more lossy (and more hassle) than USB cable, why not just place the dongle ,on a USB cable, outside the case.
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Jasen Betts
Thanks for this, I'm now looking for a fairly rugged USB panel mount connector. Hopefully no one will unplug the Wifi dongle while I'm not looking! LOL.
---john.
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John Haskey
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Though I'm a little confused about what is available to match your needs.
Self amalgamating tape around the dongles connector and a cable mounted socket will stop casual removal and protect it from damp etc.
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Cheers 
Dave.
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Dave Liquorice
Put the plug inside the enclosure, fix the cable to the case with a cone of hot glue?
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Rob Morley

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