Wireless Network Interface supporting master mode
I am working on a project to configure my laptop (running on Alpine Linux) as a wireless Access Point. My laptop has intel wireless chipset (3945ABG) which is not capable of running on master mode. I purchased a usb network adapter ([http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WUSB54GC Linksys WUSB54GC]) hoping that it might support master mode. But I could not get it to work on the first place. It uses a Ralink chipset (http://backtrack.offensive-security.com/index.php/HCL:Wireless\#Linksys\_WUSB54GC) and the driver for it is available here: http://www.ralink.com.tw/support.php?s=2 (RT2501USB(RT73:RT2571W/RT2573/RT2671). But the driver is not getting compiled as its built for previous versions of Linux and doesn’t support kernel 2.6.31 onwards. Can you suggest a way to get it working? Do you think it would support master mode?
Do you know any other external network adapter (usb or pcmcia express) that works well on Alpine linux (with or without master mode)?
Sorry, some of my doubts might seem silly. Any hints / suggestions from your side would be very helpful.
(from redmine: issue id 328, created on 2010-03-17, closed on 2011-02-23)