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Hi, I am attempting to build a car computer that uses two USB wireless sticks. One would connect outwards (easy) the other would act as an access point / router. ...
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    Does a Wireless USB stick with Master Mode exist?


    Hi, I am attempting to build a car computer that uses two USB wireless sticks.

    One would connect outwards (easy) the other would act as an access point / router.

    However I have not been able to find a USB stick that supports Master Mode, never mind one that works on Linux.

    Does anyone know of such a product?

    thanks,
    Dave

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    Take a look at this page on Linux wireless drivers.

    Drivers - Linux Wireless

    The ones that are listed as supporting AP mode are these:

    b43
    ipw2200
    libertas_tf
    p54
    rt61pci
    rt73usb
    rt2400pci
    rt2500pci
    rt2500usb

    Some of them are for pci/pcmcia cards, but take a look at this incomplete listing of USB cards. There are a lot of p54 cards on that list.

    USB - Linux Wireless

    Others that are obviously for USB cards are the rt73usb and rt2500usb. Here is a list of some hardware that works, but it doesn't list which are USB.

    Hardware - Rt2x00Wiki

    If you could put a pcmcia slot in the computer, you will find it easier to get what you are looking for.

    EDIT: Here's a site with the devices categorized by type.
    Ralink chipsets based wireless devices
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    Thank you very much for your help.

    This is exactly what I needed!

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