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Old 25th June 2008
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Default Does this wireless NIC support hostap-mode?

To use a wireless NIC as a accesspoint in M0n0wall (FreeBSD 6.3-based) it need to support something called hostap-mode.
I dont know if this is some official feature of the cards, like ad-hoc or infrastructure, but I haven't seen any card listing it is hostap-compatible so I think its something else.

Anyway, there are supposed to be cards that handle it and cards that dont handle it.....does anyone know how to know this?
Does for example this cheap, in swedish stores available, gigabyte-card support it?

Gigabyte Wireless 54Mbps Mini-PCI (GN-WI01GS)

Its supported in FreeBSD 6.3, but the BSD-hardware lists sadly dont say anything about hostap-capabilities, and the M0n0wall listed cards are very few and old.

Thanks for ANY clarification on these things
Maybe its the same for FreeBSD....if you have a BSD-machine you want to act as an AP it needs that hostap-mode from the NIC...

EDIT: Changed link to a store since gigabyte messed up the link a bit after I posted.

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