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  1. #1

    how to make my laptop into an Acess point

    Hi, all, I have a problem in making my laptop in AP mode.
    In my laptop, the wireless card is :entrino Ultimate-N 6300
    the driver is iwlwifi, the OS system is fedora core 16

    I used iwconfig to put it into AP mode but it doesn't work
    then I used
    iw list
    the results are
    Supported interface modes:
    		 * IBSS
    		 * managed
    		 * monitor
    	software interface modes (can always be added):
    		 * monitor
    	interface combinations are not supported
    so there is no "master" and so it doesn't support AP mode.

    I'm wondering whether the device or the driver is related to AP mode.
    If the device itself doesn't support AP mode, then I can do nothing
    but it is due to the driver then what kind of driver I can use to enable "master" mode

    is there anyway that I can put my laptop into AP mode?

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    From a minimal amount of research it appears that Windows 7 does have support for that wireless device serving in HOSTAP mode. That said, I do not believe that the current Linux driver for it supports it. So, the device *may* get a driver/support for it at some point, as the hardware is capable.


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