A13-OLinuXino-WIFI with wifi of other manufacturer

Started by vinifr, November 06, 2012, 04:45:00 am

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Hi Olimex.

Is it possible to change the wifi module from Realtek by another? For example, Atheros(ath9k_htc), Intersil/Conexant(p54usb), Ralink(rt2800usb)... or any other, whose driver supports AP mode.

The names in parentheses are examples of drivers that support AP mode and are USB.

I tried to create an access point wifi with rtl8192cu but it did not work.


to the best of my knowledge RTL8188CU also support AP


November 06, 2012, 06:12:01 pm #2 Last Edit: November 06, 2012, 08:02:13 pm by viniciusfre
The module create the access point, but i can not connect. I tried by pc, smart phone... but dont works.

I searched on the internet, and all the sites all say the same thing: is not possible to connect to the access point created by RTLxxxx.

Here have a table with drivers that support AP mode: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers


Hi olimex,

So, do you think possible and/or viable to change the module? What you say? ;)