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Need some compatible wifi card (mini pci-e or some usb) to create wifi access point, need to be fast ~867 Mbps and power more than mW
Monday, September 02 2019, 06:35 PM
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    Todd
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    Thursday, November 14 2019, 09:30 AM - #Permalink
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    Stick with an Qualcom Atheros chipsets
    If only want 5ghz, you can get an 802.11ac wav2 chipset Compex WLE1216V5-20
    https://www.embeddedworks.net/wlan720/

    if you want to switch between 2.4 and 5ghz you can get a Compex WLE900VX
    https://www.embeddedworks.net/wlan609/

    I've been able to get 800mbps+ connection. You might want to try to use my wifi app, its still in beta but I've tested it on the Compex WLE900VX

    I'm waiting for the 802.11ax cards to come out, those are the game changers.
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    Sunday, November 03 2019, 07:51 PM - #Permalink
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    Last week I managed to get drivers for the RTL8812AU and the people at ElRepo have kindly converted them to a kmod driver which will survive a kernel upgrade. I think you need to find the rtl8821cu and compile that although I see another search hit referenced a USB Disk like you say. There may be a way of switching its mode from a storage device to a WiFi NIC. See here. Try googling things based on "0bda:1a2b", perhaps with the key word "centos" as well
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    Sunday, November 03 2019, 03:33 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    I can't recommend a good one but I recommend you keep clear of anything with the RTL8811 chip set (perhaps RTL8811AU). I have one and I've not been able to compile the drivers for it yet. I've found plenty of sources but the seem to be set up mainly fr Debian. Ones that claim Centos compatibility have not worked for me. They often seem to claim DKMS compatibility but I have not tried that yet. Otherwise I only have an 802.11n NIC working.

    There is a forum thread about a new WAP app by Todd Lewis and it is nearly complete. I can make it work except for stopping and starting through the webconfig.

    Also you may have to manually create the ifcfg file for the NIC. Again the IP Settings is being reworked by Todd, but I don't know if it includes Wireless support. It is not too difficult to add it by hand if you can identify the NIC name.


    Bought RTL8811, can't get it working, it identifies as USB mass storage
    [  930.935572] usb 2-1.2: new high-speed USB device number 9 using ehci-pci
    [ 931.021348] usb 2-1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=1a2b
    [ 931.021360] usb 2-1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
    [ 931.021367] usb 2-1.2: Product: DISK
    [ 931.021373] usb 2-1.2: Manufacturer: Realtek
    [ 931.024124] usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected
    [ 931.024282] scsi host7: usb-storage 2-1.2:1.0
    [ 932.029475] scsi 7:0:0:0: Direct-Access Realtek Driver Storage 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
    [ 932.031653] sd 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 0
    [ 932.035860] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] 16000 512-byte logical blocks: (8.19 MB/7.81 MiB)
    [ 932.038321] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Write Protect is off
    [ 932.038334] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
    [ 932.040842] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] No Caching mode page found
    [ 932.040917] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
    [ 932.051900] sdb:
    [ 932.058422] sd 7:0:0:0: [sdb] Attached SCSI removable disk
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    Monday, September 02 2019, 08:58 PM - #Permalink
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    I can't recommend a good one but I recommend you keep clear of anything with the RTL8811 chip set (perhaps RTL8811AU). I have one and I've not been able to compile the drivers for it yet. I've found plenty of sources but the seem to be set up mainly fr Debian. Ones that claim Centos compatibility have not worked for me. They often seem to claim DKMS compatibility but I have not tried that yet. Otherwise I only have an 802.11n NIC working.

    There is a forum thread about a new WAP app by Todd Lewis and it is nearly complete. I can make it work except for stopping and starting through the webconfig.

    Also you may have to manually create the ifcfg file for the NIC. Again the IP Settings is being reworked by Todd, but I don't know if it includes Wireless support. It is not too difficult to add it by hand if you can identify the NIC name.
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