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Wifi access point

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:02 pm
by webbywoo
hi

I am looking to buy a usb wifi adapter and would like the pi to act as an access point.
I thought that I would ask for advice in selecting one that has been proven to work, rather than buying one then finding out that it is no good.

Can someone direct me towards a good one please? that works with hostapd without recompiling drivers etc...


many thanks

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:03 pm
by poing

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:35 pm
by webbywoo
hi

I read all the guides and loaned my mates edimax wifi adapter then spent severals evenings getting no where.
the guide links to another guide for the edimax.

then I ordered a Ralink R5370 Chipset one.

this actual one

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/150Mbps-Nano- ... 1c479203a6

and it works great :)

just thought I will tell people as I found it confusing locating a good one.

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:23 pm
by poing
Another one, cheaper and probably with larger range: http://www.ebay.com/itm/150M-USB-WiFi-W ... 19f8386748

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:37 am
by rpiswag
If you want to make an access point like the one I made. Sorry I don't have a picture but it doesn't look very special or inciting. Here is the tutorial I followed https://learn.adafruit.com/setting-up-a ... t/overview. I recommend this wifi adapter I have had mine for a long time and it works great! http://www.adafruit.com/product/1030. If your going to make an access point pick a long range adapter like the one in the link I showed you. Hope that helped! :D

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:10 am
by webbywoo
Hi

Thanks for your replies. You have both recommended the same wifi adapter. Different branding I suspect.

I have ordered one as well. But the smaller one came first and I didn't want the antenna as I am making a remote control duck and space may be an issue

Re: Wifi access point

Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:56 pm
by poing
They have a different chipset. My guess is the Adafruit one is more sturdy though more expensive, especially out of the US where the Adafruit prices are really ridiculous when postage is included.