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#1 2018-12-28 21:16:52

mtbvfr
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Registered: 2017-07-29
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Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

Hi Folks,

The Network scenario I want to achieve is for the Laptop to receive the Internet connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet port and then to share that connection to the Wireless Adapter using WPA2 without broadcasting the SSID so that I can download updates for my Android phone.

Which USB 3 Wireless Adapters can any of you  recommend to me?

Thanks, MTB.

Last edited by mtbvfr (2018-12-29 19:42:17)

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#2 2018-12-30 17:13:21

kuleszdl
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Registered: 2018-11-03
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

I recommend using adapters that work with the ath9k driver and do not require any non-free firmware. They are supported well, however, they offer "only" 802.11n radio and I am not aware of any that use USB3 (actually, for the data rate USB 2.0 seems sufficient). You can find some listed on the FSF's giving guide (look for "cool devices"):

https://www.fsf.org/givingguide/v9/

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#3 2018-12-30 18:21:07

bbatten
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Registered: 2017-07-02
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

You might look at the netis AC1200 dual band (model WF2190), based on the RealTec 8821AU. It supports .11ac and USB 3. The driver is not yet in the kernel, so far as I know, but you can download and compile it here:

https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux

If I remember correctly, I got the device from Newegg.

Hope this is helpful.

Last edited by bbatten (2018-12-30 18:22:21)

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#4 2018-12-30 19:46:02

mtbvfr
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Registered: 2017-07-29
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

Hi kuleszdl & bbatten,

kuleszdl wrote:

I recommend using adapters that work with the ath9k driver and do not require any non-free firmware.

bbatten wrote:

You might look at the netis AC1200 dual band (model WF2190), based on the RealTec 8821AU.


Thanks for the feedback.

Please view my new Topic.

Recommendations for Small Travel Router supporting Access Point Mode
https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=13518#p13518

Also, it seems that netis may be defunct.

MTB.

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#5 2018-12-31 01:39:57

bbatten
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

@mtbfr: netif looks alive to me. Try googling "netis".

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#6 2018-12-31 01:43:53

mtbvfr
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

bbatten wrote:

@mtbfr: netif looks alive to me. Try googling "netis".

What website address do you have?

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#7 2018-12-31 02:07:34

bbatten
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Registered: 2017-07-02
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Re: Recommendations 4 USB3 Wireless Adapter supporting Access Point Mode

http://www.netis-systems.com

It's the first thing that comes up when I google "netis".

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