[CentOS] Recommendation about an usb wireless adapter to use it as HostAP

Mon Sep 12 07:34:30 UTC 2016
C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com>

On Sat 10.Sep'16 at 10:12:26 -0700, Arun Khan wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 3:40 AM, C. L. Martinez <carlopmart at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> >  I would like to install/test CentOS 7.X as a hostap for my home. I am thinking to use an Alfa (http://www.alfa.com.tw) usb wireless adapter or TP-Link.
> >BUt there is not much information in Alfa's or TP-Link's web sites about which of them can run as a HostAP.
> I would suggest use openWRT -- it is designed for WiFi and the foot
> print is small (around 60MB).  It has a lot of additional packages
> (captive portal, WAN load balancing etc.) that you can install as per
> your needs.   I have used it on a Raspberry PI  with USB WiFi dongles
> (Realtek chip set).  You can conceivably run it as a virtual appliance
> with USB pass through to the h/w.
> On Alpha's web site one of the slide show images show openWRT along
> with their USB WiFi adapter.
> I would suggest contact Alpha's Tech support to get specific model
> number and driver (chip set) it uses.  Also visit openWRT web site
> and/or mailing list.
Many thanks fro your inputs, but I can't use a real wifi router. I need this usb adapter to connect two smartphones and a raspberry pi for my day to day job. The idea is to share laptop Internet's connection with these devices.

C. L. Martinez